Wednesday, May 5, 2021

IWSG: Surprising Reactions from Readers

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This Month's Question: "Has a reader ever responded to your writing in a way that you didn't expect? If so, did it surprise you?"

My Answer: Yes! One of my all-time favorite responses was from a teacher who'd been reading Who R U Really? aloud to her class. She had previously read the book herself, and she knew the big reveal of the bad guy was coming up for her class. So, she recorded the class as she read the scene aloud, and then she sent the video to me. It was so awesome to watch the students' varied reactions as the bad guy made himself known to the main character. (I love teachers so much!)

How about you? If you're a writer, has a reader ever surprised you with a response? If you're a reader, have you ever contacted an author about their writing?


  1. That was really nice of her! Wow, what a cool surprise.

  2. Yes. I always find readers interpretations of character motive very intriguing, or why some readers relate to characters and others seem to find offense with them. Happy IWSG Day.