logo

Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
Cupping4Health, Camilahart12, cindimac, Tina Tourist, Indian55
57026 Registered Users
Forum Stats
57026 Members
417 Forums
112592 Topics
796168 Posts

Max Online: 537 @ 07/02/12 11:21 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Rosie 66 837
Beetlemess 635
Karm - SW USA Editor 361
Nancy Roussy 179
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 136
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 119
Allyson - USACook/HomeCook 118
Ro Longstreet-Wicca 118
Val FictionWrit/RomanceBk 102
Kelly Tager 74
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#307570 - 04/17/07 07:59 AM Pleasing the critics, or the readers?
elle Offline
Koala

Registered: 10/12/05
Posts: 2966
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Genre fiction gets no accolades, except from avid readers, fans By Carole Goldberg, The Hartford Courant.

Who, or what, do you write for? Would you be upset if you never won a literary prize, but your fans sent you tons of mail and bought all your books? Would you be happy to settle for a prestigious prize and a small token cheque, but know that your royalty payouts barely cover a few month's supply of paper?

_________________________
Elle Carter Neal
BellaOnline Alumna

Top

Add Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Twitter Add Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Facebook Add Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to MySpace Add Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Del.icio.us Digg Pleasing the critics, or the readers? Add Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Yahoo My Web Add Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Google Bookmarks Add Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Stumbleupon Add Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Reddit
#307584 - 04/17/07 11:49 AM Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? [Re: elle]
joanj Offline
Koala

Registered: 09/14/06
Posts: 2616
Loc: Texas
I'd rather get my book out there for the fans to enjoy! Aside from making the money, don't we really write for giving other people a great reading experience?

I've found that many of the "great" books that the critics love, aren't really something a lot of people want to read.

I would like to be considered a good writer tho. I've read some very well-known, best selling writers and I can't even finish a book they wrote because, to me, the writing isn't that good! I just can't get around bad writing, altho these writers certainly do have their fans.
_________________________
My Knitting Blog & Free Knitting Patterns



Top

Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Twitter Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Facebook Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to MySpace Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Stumbleupon Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Reddit
#307585 - 04/17/07 11:51 AM Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? [Re: elle]
Erika@Crime Offline
Shark

Registered: 12/02/06
Posts: 215
Elle~
I write for what hits home with me as a mom or nurse or person. I write for the emotional and WTH that is not fair impact. I write for the forgotten, the emotional aspect people maynot consider as part of the story/problem.

I am not here for money, or prizes or even recognition as a specific writer. I am here for someone to say, "Wow I never thought of it that way!" or "all these years my thinking was warped and I have been wrong about this" or the "my god how have we let this happen, and lets do something and make the world better b/c this is not acceptable".

I do this for me and no one else. I do it not expecting to get paid or make a living so "no one owns" me. Finally, I do not need any prize, award or recognition, if somewhere someones life may have been changed for the better because I was willing to say can you believe this is happeningin our world today.

I write to prevent one, just one child from having to grow up questioning if she even esists. Questioning everything about herself. Trying to find herself and seeing only stark cold seething darkness inside, until she was in her thirties and broke free of the abusive relationships that held her spirit in darkness and solitude.

I write to learn who I am. I am creating me as I write. The story has only just begun. I do not need any prize, for in the end I will have found my soul and that is the greatest award/gift I could ever be given.


Top

Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Twitter Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Facebook Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to MySpace Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Stumbleupon Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Reddit
#307590 - 04/17/07 12:09 PM Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? [Re: Erika@Crime]
Modern Woman Offline
Wolf

Registered: 04/18/06
Posts: 5004
Loc: India
Whatever I write is for my readers.

Top

Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Twitter Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Facebook Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to MySpace Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Stumbleupon Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Reddit
#307703 - 04/18/07 12:46 AM Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? [Re: Modern Woman]
Vance Today in History Ed Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Wolf

Registered: 12/22/05
Posts: 5366
Loc: Gloversville, New York
I write because it is fun. I may never get a novel published but that will never stop me from writing.

Of course the ultimate goal is to be published, but it is still fun to come up with story ideas, character names and plots and then putting them on paper.

Someday I hope to be published so I can write for the enjoyment of others, but for now, I am happy writing for the enjoyment of myself.
_________________________
Vance Rowe
Today in History

Top

Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Twitter Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Facebook Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to MySpace Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Stumbleupon Add Re: Pleasing the critics, or the readers? to Reddit


Moderator:  Val FictionWrit/RomanceBk 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Replace one word... (new game)
by Rosie 66
Comedy Movies
7 minutes 17 seconds ago
Posture matters
by Cupping4Health
Alternative Medicine
24 minutes 19 seconds ago
Short Summer Reads 2014
by RoseEnglish
Short Stories
Today at 02:20 AM
Subscribe to the Indian Food Newsletter!
by RoseEnglish
Indian Food
Today at 02:08 AM
What is your stress level today?
by Nancy Roussy
Stress Management
Today at 12:21 AM
Stay in Shape with Top 5 Pilates Poses
by Terri - Exercise/Yoga Editor
Exercise
Yesterday at 11:02 PM
Favorite French Cities
by kangtuo
French Culture
Yesterday at 10:50 PM
Hawaii
by kangtuo
Hawaii
Yesterday at 10:47 PM
Happy Birthday to actress Jennifer Ehle
by kangtuo
Romance Movies
Yesterday at 10:42 PM
Java Problem Please Help Me
by Nancy Roussy
JavaScript/Java
Yesterday at 10:37 PM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
1 registered (Rosie 66), 125 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.