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This is a guest post by Lily Kaligian on Nicholas Rossis blog. Lily is an editor atBusinesscheck.co.nz and Canadabiz.net  This is a must read, especially for new writers like me. This excellent post informs me that I should ask several readers, a reviewer or two, and several peers, to critique my book prior to publication. It is something I have not done in the past. I certainly will now. Thank you Lilly and Nicholas!  https://nicholasrossis.wordpress.com/2018/05/09/who-should-you-listen-to-reviewers-peers-or-readers

 

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Lily Kaligian | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's bookThis is a guest post by Lily Kaligian. Lily is an editor at Businesscheck.co.nz and Canadabiz.net. She creates a variety of articles about careers, entrepreneurship, technology, business, education, as well as travel and personal development.

Who Should You Listen to – Reviewers, Peers or Readers?

Having your writing work read and appraised by others can be a very emotional experience. When you’ve poured your heart and soul into creating a novel, a short story, a poem or even just a blog post, you need to know that it’s not just you who sees your creation as valuable.

But writing and reading are incredibly subjective. One person’s prize winner could be another’s trashy holiday read. It can be hard working out who to trust when it comes to feedback and critique. Whose opinion should you take into account when reviewers, peers, and readers all have something to say?

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7 thoughts on “Who Should You Listen to – Reviewers, Peers or Readers?

  1. I think you have to consider them all… They each see things a little differently than the others, and all see differently than you the writer. It can totally depend on you, the work AND the criticism as to which criticism can help you revise to improve to the best of the work, but all need to be considered…

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    1. KC, thank you so much! I do agree and I do regret not having several, either writers, readers, and reviewers read my book before I published the three books I have written. It certain would have saved me from doing a second edition. Plus, I would have learned much more. 🙂

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    2. I never thought to do and thank you so much for sharing. Karen 🙂

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  2. frenchc1955 says:

    I agree with both of you–we can learn much in different ways from different readers!

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    1. Yes, we do and I actually never thought to do that, but I will, for sure! Karen 🙂

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  3. A great share, Karen.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie! Nicholas Rossis is pretty amazing. Karen 🙂

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