I know I am late but I just started on this site. To me I would say the greatest compliment a writer wishes to receive is the fact someone enjoyed what I wrote.
Best story I have ever read, Will pay you a million bucks for it.
When Reader Say " I Read Your Book or Article Without Knowing it's Reputation, But After Reading It, I Become Your Fan"
I think I would like lots of "I started to read your article (book, story, whatever) and found I couldn't put it down"
This would be glorious!
The compliment that the Author's book has influence positively the lives of the readers
Wow! I just don't know exactly where to start midget --- okay, what about someone saying " Your article/book etc has been an inspiration to me, it has given me hope."
I think hearing other people talk about what you've written or use what you've written without them knowing it was you!
wow almost the same as what others said.... I met a lot of people after I wrote about my dog's perineal hernia, at times, there are people I do not know who will approach me and told me they read my article and they were inspired by my story, and some even asked me about my dog if he is doing fine now...
But there are compliments that really leaves a mark to me "some one said my writing style is simple and yet It's simplicity became its advantages" and " you are amazing with words".
When you are told 'they didn't want your strory to end'. I can't imagine a greater compliment.
Yes, when they ask for more installments.That's a pretty great compliment!
Yes! When they start asking you to create a sequel, you know you've done well. I've had short stories that I intended to be stand alone pieces and my readers have begged for those works to be serialized.
To be credited for his work and not rewrite it and publish it as your own
....that they would say .....oh yes, you write very much like the great MIDGET 38.
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For me, the greatest compliment is when someone says I've written something that touched them emotionally or evoked a special memory of feeling. I'm not a technical writer. SEO is not something I enjoy. My best writing occurs when I allow myself to feel something and then write about it. It's not the same for all writers. But oh how good it feels when someone says they "felt" it.
It is, perhaps, that those who read my work, although they are accomplished writers themselves, show appreciation for what I am trying to convey.
To have someone stop by, read, comment, and share that is to me the greatest compliment. To have readers come back time and time again...that is thrilling.
I love it when a reader gleans insight into a topic or issue that will possibly open doors to future inquiries, exploration, possibility.
The greatest compliment I wish to receive is that "I got their attention". If I get someone's attention they may or may not agree with me, or may or may not have been helped. Of course, I always wish for agreement and to offer help, but before those can happen, I must have gotten their attention.
Oh yes, to make a person think so much that they came to a "new realization" that I was not even hoping for or aspiring too --- that is the most wonderful. I got their attention and I made them think, and they came to a conclusion about something.
To say this gives me a sense of wonder about the writing world and the human interchange. Alas, though, that is too much to hope for. The most common and fundamental thing I hope for is that I actually get someone's attention.
For me, the greatest compliment is when someone is willing to purchase my writing.
The greatest compliment I could receive on my writings?
To read about the positive effects of my very private experiences on Bipolar Disorder and to be of some sort of inspiration and light to those who suffer from the illness, not yet enjoying from a healthy and stable life.
I love it when someone has shared my work.. but I think I would totally amazed and honored if someone would want to make a movie out of my novel. .. This is a great question.. so many great answers here..
Being read and shared is a great tribute in itself. For me the dream compliment would be when someone who has read the piece find something entertaining, connecting, inspiring, thrilling, puzzling, beautiful or humorous in it... I suppose in some way we writers are trying to connect with the reader. whichever way this connection is expressed is always a compliment!
I love this question as it made me think what I would wish to receive... I never quite thought about it that way. Thanks Michelle!
Perhaps that something he or she wrote altered the trajectory of another's life for the better.
The unexpected compliment I have noticed with my writing (not necessarily on HP) is the many different perspectives and insights drawn from a singular text, even things I never intended in the writing but somehow it sprang to life in the reader. It's strange that your writing can be something different or form new facets of thought in the minds of readers. For this reason I feel that people who study and practice the craft of writing present others with their gift for words and concepts.
I was stunned with a high compliment once: "It seems that you go to some place within yourself where words live."
For me I love that they enjoyed what I wrote however it means a lot when it has helped them in their life some way . Maybe in their travels or escaping an abusing husband / found a job or saved their pet from fleas and ticks or made money helping others
Because I'm a new writer any feedback is good for me, but I would love for someone to say that they learn something from my work
I think hearing that they want more is always great but I suppose hearing that it helped them in some way would be the best feeling.
I guess it's when people start telling others about how your piece of writing inspires them. To me, that is, and should be the goal of every writer-- to inspire and influence the choices other people make, all for the betterment of society and humanity.
I think for me, it's hearing that I've helped someone in some way. Combining the love for writing and helping someone in the process is what it's all about.
I had the great honor of hearing author Armistead Maupin speak on Thursday night (5/16/13). After he spoke, the audience was able to ask him questions. I didn't really have a question for him, but I told him that I reread all of his books at least once, if not twice, per year. He grinned and responded that I had given him the best compliment a writer can receive which is his/her books are so powerful that fans reread them.
As a writer, I believe one of the greatest compliment is to know the reader "gets it." To know the reader actually understand the heart of what is said and can relate to my writings is an ultimate compliment. Then, I know I have something worth saying and something others can connect to.
Me as writer. im not looking for any compliments. I want is criticism from readers. Because criticism can help improve writers in the future.
The greatest compliment any writer can wish for should be the plum, and I think the plum is the Pulitzer Prize. Leave the Nobel Prize to the sciences and to politics...
But not every writer believes he can win the Pulitzer Prize. Thus, the greatest compliment a writer wishes to receive will vary greatly, depending on his ability and his expectation. Some hope to write a bestseller, while others may be happy, just to see his book published, even though it may be disposed of in a cheap sales, months later.
I think it's when someone reads one of my articles, then reads a second one, just because I wrote it, no matter what the topic is.
In today's busy world if someone takes out their valuable time to read your content,is in itself an appreciation.
In my opinion, if someone is able to connect with you emotionally or intellectually, then its a huge compliment for a writer. Publicizing or recommending it to other readers is always their choice.
I'm just starting to get back in touch with my writing roots, but the few short stories that I've shown people have been met with decent reviews, but the best compliment I've got so far is that they felt the emotion I put into it. I would also say that when I read someone's book, article, etc. depending on what I'm reading the compliment differs from great characters, to being completely immersed into the story, so much so that I felt dazed on returning to reality. For me as someone who hopes to be a recognised writer, that would be the ultimate compliment, that someone escaped reality into one of my stories. That there shows you've done well and any accolade that follows from that is just decoration on a very scrummy cake.
Writers and bloggers feel good when you buy their book or click on their website.
They like it even more when you open up the book and read the first chapter .They start to feel as though they have achieved something when you finish the book or r peruse a couple of posts or read everything on their blog.They get excited when you pass the book on to someone else, buy it as a gift, refer a friend to their work, subscribe to their blog or send their link around to your contacts.
But if you really want to give a compliment to a writer, try doing something different as a result of what you’ve read.
Change a habit, adopt a new mindset, respond to life’s challenges with greater wisdom.
That’s a compliment that will help them to realise that it’s been worth the effort and takes our reading from being a nice hobby to an opportunity to continue to grow and develop.
While on the subject, if you’re a Christian who believes that the Bible is God’s Word, if you want to give God a compliment I suspect that the same rule applies.
I think a writer wants to listen about good reviews what he has written.
For the title of my book and my name to roll off the lips of Oprah Winfrey.
The Nobel Prize for Literature, perhaps. There are also another couple of very special prizes, but yes, I have to be realistic, not many of us will get there.
The next thing is appreciation, as it helps our self-esteem, which is crucially important not only for encouragement, but health and inner growth.
Finally, Rumi passed from this world in 1207, I believe. Yet his poems are still being sung, decorated with art and translated into numerous languages. He has managed to bridge the gap and is well known and respected in the West.
I am a servant. I wish to serve, inspire, elevate; reach the Heart ... and for this reason alone, I would like to be like Rumi, in my lifetime, perhaps, but after I pass would be cool, too.
Not heard from you for a while, Michelle. Is all good with you? Much Love.
The greatest compliment is to shape the way a person thinks.
The greatest compliment is when a reader tells you you're not terrible or the worst they've read.
My expectations are always very low and they should be as writers otherwise it becomes an ego trip. I've written some terrible things but occasionally there is something good within my works or so I think.
I don't need an award or accolades to prove my worth; I just need to know that there's an ounce of faith in what I've written. That would be a wonderful compliment to receive.
After the screening of my film (screenwriter), the head of the studio came up to my team and said that it was the best film she's ever premiered. Another lady walked out and said that she was moved to tears.
You put so much time and so much of yourself into your work, and it's always a gamble. It might flop and no one sees it and likes it, or it wins awards and moves souls. You never know until the premier if what you've work for months, even years on, has been worthwhile to the audience.
When it does go well, you get a little applause, then it's on to the next project. Every film is like starting over. Just because you did a great job on one film, doesn't mean the next will be as well received. It's a strange thing, but that constant fear of the next film on the horizon keeps most filmmakers humble.
I would have to say it is either someone mentioning your writing being their favorite, or that it inspires them. To me, being an inspiration to others is probably the greatest honor you could ever have as a writer.
A continuing audience, many questions of interest in what we write.
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For me personally, I appreciate someone reading my piece and comment that they've learned something or they have new insight on a topic. I want to stimulate people to think for themselves. Our greatest gift is our intellect. I also appreciate receiving opposing opinions. It is healthy to have honest and civil discussions on controversial topics. The best is, of course, if someone have actually been changed in their opinion by my writing.
Having 7 billion readers, as of today, and having them all willing to re-read your stuff again and again.
That the article or book positively impacted their life.
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When it transforms their lives to something better.you feel that you are making a difference for every word you take time writing.
To be told that a piece of your writing has made a positive difference in the life of a reader and to know that someone somewhere has benefited from the knowledge you've shared.
I think if a writer's article can influence&inspire people ,then that is the goal.
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