I give my end-of-week post to other authors and bloggers whose work is worth noting. There are so many excellent articles out there, so many good poems and stories and artwork that I want to use my online space, once a week, to send all of you to see something you might otherwise miss. To see last week’s episode, click here.

Let this redirect you, like an open door to a view that’s worth seeing. The selected post may be old, but it’s new to me, and it’s beauty still rings true.

This week’s spotlight is an article by Aya Walksfar regarding an author’s responsibilities. Featured on Jumbled Writer, she writes, “When a writer decides to claim the title of author, that writer is then accepting that certain responsibilities and obligations accrue to them.” She goes on to outline the seven responsibilities, as she sees them, touching on how authors can influence their readers and how writers should not take that step of being an author lightly.

So many times, we get caught up in being read, that we almost act like the reader has a responsibility to us–to read our work, to recognize our genius, to enjoy our stories–that we forget about the give-and-take of a healthy reader-author relationship. Our readers give us our status, direction, and validation. We need to make sure we live up to our side of the deal.


Copyright 2015 Andrea Lundgren
Photo by GaborfromHungary, Creative Commons

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