Monday, May 13, 2013

Why a Few Moments of Your Time Can Bring Joy to an Author

      Authors write for various reasons.  As I've entered into the world of authors while marketing Marshall's book, some describe it almost as a need to survive, as if something burns inside of them.  The only way to find relief is to write.  I'm not a writer to the degree my husband is, but I can relate to this feeling.  Sometimes the thoughts swirl so strongly that you have to put them to the page.  There are others who write for money.  Their job consists of finding information, stories, new achievements to share with the world.  There have been many that have fallen into writing as Marshall did.  What began as a loving father or mother telling simple stories to their children grew into something larger than they ever expected.
     Marshall started writing Guiamo over five years ago for our son William, then age 10.  He never dreamed it would become a nine volume historical fantasy series.  He thoroughly enjoys writing and he feels he has  put together quite a compelling story.  It's important as a writer to be true to yourself and write what you think and feel is the proper story.  Whether anyone else likes Guiamo, Marshall does; however, it's nice when you find out your love of a story is shared.  
     Today, someone took the time to type a few words on Amazon.  It may not seem like a big deal to them; however, others have read the story, said they liked it and moved on.  This young man taking a few moments out of his day brought joy to my husband and myself.  We all like to be told we have done a good job.  The effort we put into our work, whatever it may be is important to us.  Someone on twitter once said that they wanted to support authors but they were just not wealthy enough to buy the books.  I responded that the best way she could support the authors was to write a review once she read their story.  It doesn't take much time but it means a lot.  It's a shout out to the world that a book is worth their time.  So why not take a few moments at the end of each book you read and tell the world what you thought.  It's not hard and it might make some author's day.  I know it made Marshall's.

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