Wednesday, 6 July 2016

IWSG: Moving Forward



On Monday I did my monthly Getting Personal post sharing my current feelings and got a variety of responses. In life every action has an impact and people react to you in various ways. I'm happy to say readers have been supportive and I thank them for that.

Today I'll be answering the new question of the month.

What's the best thing someone has said about your writing?

The nicest thing was not so much words but actions. In high school there was a girl who loved what I wrote so much she would meet me after school asking if I had written a new chapter to my mini-novel. Which now I know to be a novella. It was a simple little thing back then partly inspired by the Sweet Valley High books I loved so much and some small paperback teen romances that I don't recall the series for. But I remember the name of the staring character, Nichelle Harper. After being cheated on she got a new lease of life and went through social ups and downs and had a bit of a misadventure. Still have the notebook with the story to this day and remember that in High School I had my very first super fan. Take that internet! People can walk and look for you with their eyes. Wish I could remember my dear fan's name but we were not friends or anything like that. She just really loved what I wrote. A sign for the future? Who knows.

Thanks for stopping by and a shout out to Alex and his co-hosts.


29 comments:

  1. When someone who isn't a friend loves what you write, that means something. Cool you still have the notebook.

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    1. I'm never letting that book out of my sight after today. It dies mean a lot Alex. Thanks for coming by.

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    2. I'm never letting that book out of my sight after today. It dies mean a lot Alex. Thanks for coming by.

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  2. It's great when someone touches your life fleetingly and leaves a positive impression. Thanks for sharing Sheena.

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  3. She was your very first fan! Have you ever gone back through that notebook and reread your story?

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    1. I peeked at the beginning recently and ended up bursting into laughter. Clearly back then I was into writing teen melodrama.

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  4. What a great story! I'm sure that will stay with you always. :)

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  5. Nice to have an encourager from your youth so to speak that took the time to say how much she enjoyed your writing and looked forward to it :)

    betty

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  6. That is high praise indeed! So cool that you still have the notebook. <3

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  7. How awesome! Especially since you weren't even friends yet she loved your writing so much she sought you out. That's fantastic. I'd keep that notebook forever too. :)

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  8. That's awesome. I love it! I did a beta reading online many many years ago and had people getting their reading fix at my site. Several expressed how sad they were when it ended. If only I'd known to monetize back then! I could have build a whole niche following of subscribers.

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    1. At least you helped some nice people.

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  9. How cool, a fan when so young. That would mean the world as it clearly does for you! Some notebooks are priceless!

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  10. When I was a teen I wrote poetry about the dead. Not many fans for that in high school. hehehe

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  11. That's a really sweet story, it's so nice when people love your work so much :)

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  12. That was a true fan. A true first fan. Although you weren't friends, she was dedicated to your writing. I love that. Way to go! Definitely a sign for the future. :)

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  13. that is a nice little story, you never know how much even the smallest of gestures can mean to somebody

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  14. It's wonderful that you had a fan who kept asking you for more. Writer's need encouragement so badly, and fans are a great way to get that encouragement.

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  15. Congratulations on winning over a fan. It shows you are a born storyteller.

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  16. Now THAT is a super compliment. And more to come with what you share :-)

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  17. That's a wonderful experience.

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  18. actions often speak louder than words. Awesome compliment.

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  19. I guess that's the writer's ultimate goal--to get an audience who wants to read more. You had a good start.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  20. I wouldn't be surprised if she tracked you down online and has been reading your books without you even knowing it!

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  21. Oh I loved Sweet Valley High. I read it from middle school all the way to university. But it's really great that she'd searched you out for the latest chapter.

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