Writers and Prose; Are Reviews REALLY that important?

Darke Conteur

I was inspired to write this post after reading this online. Thanks to Diane Nelson for sharing it. I’ll give you a couple minutes to read so you’ll know what got my panties in a bunch.


First of all, there’s a part of me that assumes this post was written to cause some sort of controversy, at least that’s the way I saw it. Out of the eight points, only the last is really valid. The others, to me, didn’t carry any water and judging by the lone comment by a reader, didn’t wash with them either. I’m not going to debunk any of the reasons in the article (although it’s tempting), it’s enough to say they’re weak and a few are stated without any fact to back it up.

In the old paradigm of publishing, reviews were sought after by publishers to help boost the sales of their…

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About Nya Rawlyns

Nya Rawlyns doesn’t write typical romance. She writes emotion as a contact sport, rough and often raw. It need not be pleasant, heart-warming or forever after. What she seeks is what lies beneath—a dance of extremes, the intersect of need and desire, and the compromises we make when pain and pleasure become indistinguishable. ***** She has lived in the country and on a sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay, earned more than 1000 miles in competitive trail and endurance racing, taught Political Science to unwilling freshmen, and found an avocation in materials science. ***** When she isn’t tending to her garden or the horses, the cats, or three pervert parakeets, she can be found day dreaming and listening to the voices in her head.
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