Wednesday, February 3, 2010

WEDNESDAY'S BURNING QUESTION


Ellen Hart writes:

Except for perhaps the first book in a series, writers don't write in a vacuum. We all have an audience, and we all get emails from that audience. How much do you listen to those emails? Do they affect the stories you write? Do you find fan's voices in your head as you move through your novel? Do you write to a specific audience?

2 comments:

Jill said...

It's early days for me (my first book came out in November).

I have met with a number of fans/readers already (at book clubs, libraries, etc.) and YES! I take into account all feedback from readers (and comments from reviews as well).

As I work on further installments in the 'Sasha Jackson Mysteries' series, I firmly believe my final product will be better if I listen to what people are telling me.

Thanks, Jill
"Blood and Groom" is now in stores!
www.jilledmondson.com

Sheila Connolly said...

I think the ones I pay attention to are those that say the killer was too obvious. We try hard to throw in enough red herrings and dead ends to keep up the suspense, but it's not always easy, especially if the person reads a lot of mysteries.