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Guest post: ‘It’s all about readers’ by Rosie Cochran

18 Oct

This evening I welcome back interviewee Rosie Cochran for this guest blog post on the topic of readers.

It’s All About Readers

As writers, we can’t help ourselves. We have to write. We’re amazed as we watch the randomness of our thoughts and ideas flow from the pen to the paper, begin to sort themselves out, and finally reach a point of clarity. We write to bring clarity to our lives.

By putting our fears, dreams, and goals into the written word, we begin to sift through them. We distinguish between the realistic and the unrealistic. We write our way from undecided to a clear conclusion. Writing grounds us.

We also write for the pure joy of it. Writers are born with overactive imaginations. We get an idea in our mind that just won’t go away. We mull it over and revel as the idea grows into a story. The fun begins. Writing is our outlet for creativity. We receive much satisfaction from a story well crafted.

But what would these creative masterpieces be without an audience? What would a riveting novel be without readers? Without readers, where would we writers be? We need readers. We love readers. There will always be a relationship between readers and writers, and that’s the way it should be.

And so we writers take this moment to pay tribute to the readers of this world. Thank you for supporting what we writers love to do. Thank you for reading! Thank you for your input, the good and the bad. As much as a great review is sweet music to an author’s ears, constructive criticism grows us in our craft, the benefits sifting back down to you, the reader. And really, when it boils down to it, it is all about you, the readers.

Thank you Rosie – lovely to ‘see’ you again. 🙂

Welsh-born Rosie Cochran and her husband, Matt, served as missionaries in Venezuela for eighteen years with New Tribes Mission. Currently Rosie is enjoying her varied role as pastor’s wife, home-schooling mom to their youngest two sons, and full-time secretary at their former home church. Rosie is the proud mother of four sons.

Rosie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Intercultural Ministries from NTM. She holds NACPB Certification in Bookkeeping, QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel, and is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Her hobbies include writing, blogging, and website design.

Rosie has written three books: Betrayed, Identity Revealed (a sequel to Betrayed), and A Murder Unseen; available from Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, and Amazon.co.uk. You can also see what Rosie is talking about on her website, blogs (Rosie Rambles On and Writing to Marketing), Facebook and Twitter.

If you would like to write a writing-related guest post for my blog then feel free to email me with an outline of what you would like to write about. If it’s writing-related then it’s highly likely I’d email back and say “yes please” (while quietly bouncing up and down in my seat smiling!).

The blog interviews return as normal tomorrow morning with children’s author Alicia L Wright – the one hundred and sixty-first of my blog interviews with novelists, poets, directors, bloggers, autobiographers and more. A list of interviewees (blogged and scheduled) can be found here. If you like what you read, please do go and investigate further. And I enjoy hearing from readers of my blog; do either leave a comment on the relevant interview (the interviewees love to hear from you too!) and / or email me.

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Posted by on October 18, 2011 in blog, ebooks, Facebook, ideas, interview, novels, Twitter, writing

 

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6 responses to “Guest post: ‘It’s all about readers’ by Rosie Cochran

  1. Paul D. Dail

    October 18, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    A good post on the passion of writing. I would agree with many of the points here. But most importantly, I would agree on the thanks to the readers. And great hosts such as Morgen. Sites such as this bring the readers and writers together on a more intimate level than the industry has seen in years. Book signings are great, but a chance to really interest with your readers? (here comes the cliche…), Priceless.

    Paul D. Dail
    http://www.pauldail.com A writer’s not necessarily horrific blog

     
  2. Rosie Cochran

    October 18, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Ditto that, Paul. Many thanks to Morgen for her seemingly untiring efforts in interviewing many authors, connecting us with those vital readers!

     
  3. morgenbailey

    October 19, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Thank you Paul… you’re very welcome Rosie. The seemingly tiring has caught up with me this evening – it’s just gone midnight here in the UK and whilst pumpkins are turning into carriages (OK, we’re not quite at Halloween), I’m just turning in… 🙂

     
  4. Jenny Milchman

    October 19, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Stephen King calls a story without readers an unclosed circle. There’s like–an existential itch to that state. Writers and readers quite literally can’t exist without each other. Here’s to them, and thanks for the post!

     
    • Rosie Cochran

      October 19, 2011 at 2:09 am

      Jenny, I like that. A story without readers is an unclosed circle. That says it all. Thanks for sharing!

       

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