Phrases that will make a writer hug you…

 

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Yes, we’re fragile people, we writers. We secretly and not so secretly covet your approval. While we may not show it under our thick skins, we adore it when our readers shower us with the phrases below.

1. “I couldn’t put it down.” As a mystery/suspense writer, this is music to me.

2. “I always guess the ending, but I didn’t in your book.” It’s HARD to trick readers. They are very smart and savvy. If I can deliver a surprise….winner winner chicken dinner!

3. “Your book really resonated with me.” We connected. You, me, the printed page. That’s amazing and utterly priceless.

And my absolute favorite…

4. “Your book encouraged me.” To be braver, kinder, closer to God. There is no greater privilege that to be able to encourage another person.

So what phrases are music to your ears? Giving away a signed book and a IHOP gift card. šŸ™‚

Information about Dana’s upcoming release

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10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Renee Sturgill on February 25, 2016 at 4:37 am

    I am always writing so when someone says, ” I enjoy your writing.” or “I can read your writing in one sitting.”That makes me really happy because that gives me the confidence to keep writing.

    “Thank you for always listening.” I am the type of person who listens to my friends no matter what becasue I know if I need to talk they will be there to listen as well.

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  2. Posted by Olive on February 19, 2016 at 3:50 am

    I love your sense of humor, you make me laugh out loud sometimes. You get me!!!

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  3. Posted by Ann Ellison on February 18, 2016 at 3:18 am

    Working in my church office, it is always nice to have someone let me know that what I do is appreciated.

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  4. “It made me laugh” or “It got my heart pumping.” šŸ˜‰

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  5. Yes, any of those you mentioned–plus, “I learned some history and plan to read more about __________.” (I write historical fiction for MG readers.)

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  6. Posted by Valri Western on February 17, 2016 at 11:09 am

    If someone tells me I am kind or thoughtful, THAT is music to my ears! That is something I strive to be every day!

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