I’m sitting here working on an aesthetics essay for my Creative Writing seminar and I find it interesting that as I write it I’m forced to think about a couple of the reviews I’ve read. I’ve heard there are negative reviews and that there is no such thing as a negative review. I feel like I can agree with both, except something a friend of mine said earlier sticks out to me.

She said it wasn’t a necessarily a negative review because I made the person feel something with my book. I keep coming back to that statement because I agree. Of all the goals I had with my book, the entire point of the story was for my readers, my audience to feel something. It didn’t make a difference if it made the person upset, annoyed, or even angry; as long as they felt something.

I bring this back to my essay because my entire point is what makes a writer? I wrote a book – does that make me a writer? I worked with an editor – does that make me a writer? I published a book – does that make me a writer? This is likely different for every person out there, but for me it isn’t the book that made me a writer. It was the response. It was the accomplishment of making people feel something.

I’ve said what makes a good book is one that pulls you into the story. Now I’m saying what makes a writer is one that makes you feel something.

Published by AuthorKrysFenner

Krys Fenner has been infinitely passionate about writing and helping people for as long as she can remember. To date, she has published several books, numerous poems, and is now avidly working on a Dark Road series. Krys received an Associate of Arts in Psychology and has nearly finished her B.A. To find out more about Krys Fenner and her upcoming book releases, visit her official website:

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