Readers and Their Role for This Author
by Joanne Troppello
One of the most gratifying aspects of writing and publishing a novel for me has been the response from my readers. I’m a fairly new author with only three books published and it still gives me goose bumps when I read a comment or receive an email from a reader who loved one of my books. I feel humbled that they read my book and were touched and inspired by the story. That inspires me to continue writing and creating new characters that inspire readers.
If no one read my books, who would I be writing for? Yes, it is still gratifying to finish a novel and publish it, but my end goal is to write life changing stories that affect readers’ lives with a positive impact. I’m compelled to write and know that God has given me the stories that I need to share with others.
Readers are a huge priority to me when I sit down at my laptop to write. As I’m setting up the scene with description and delving into dialogue and creating compelling characters, I always have my readers in mind. What will she think about this story? Will he like the characters I create? Most importantly, will I write well enough for them to get the point of my message?
Before I became a writer, I was first a reader—a voracious reader at that. I couldn’t get enough of books, I still can’t. However, now, I need to balance my time more between writing and reading and everything else that’s on my plate.
As a reader, I know what it is like submersing myself into a story and getting so wrapped up in it that I can’t wait to finish. When I read the last line, I wish the author wrote more and continued the story.
Now that I’m on the other side of the fence, I want to always keep that perspective of the reader’s mindset in mind when I write my stories. I write because it is my mission in life to share faith-filled stories and because I love to write—but I will always write for my readers and hope to bring a smile to their faces and encouragement to their spirits. For all the readers out there, you have my undying gratitude for continuing to devour books and keeping the love of reading alive and well.
As a reader, what would you like to ask your favorite author? What is the best part of reading for you? If you’re an author, what would you like to share with your readers?
About the Author
Joanne Troppello is a published author of 3 inspirational fiction novels and the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Pandora's Box Gazette. She has experience as a freelance writer in topics such as marketing, retail marketing, health and wellness, internet and media, travel and lifestyle, website content, app recommendations, and content for blogs.
Visit her Amazon Author Page for more information regarding her books.