Who Is More Important - Writer, Writing, Reader?

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There have always been writers, their writings and readers. In todays age, a publisher and marketing (publicity) too has become important. so, according to you, who is more important:

1. writer
2. writing
3. reader
4. critic/reviewer
5. publisher
6. marketing (publicity)
7. buyer (BUBBLYs idea)

What is your say!

Writers have been around. Books have been around. Readers have been around. The recent phenomena is the prominence of the publisher and the marketing. What do you think? What is your opinion? Who is more important -

1. the writer

2. the writing

3. the reader

4. the critic/reviewer

5. the publisher

6. the publicity

7. the buyer




Thank You.

Submitted: October 01, 2008

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To me, most important is work - writing. It relaxes me, calms me, makes me feel better.

Now, all of the elements are important when you want to be successful. Most than all, publicity.

Wed, October 1st, 2008 5:38pm


Writing acts as an aphrodasiac.

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 10:33am


The publisher, unfortunately.

Wed, October 1st, 2008 5:53pm



Thu, October 2nd, 2008 10:33am


in my opinion, theyre all about the same as far as importance.

Wed, October 1st, 2008 6:50pm


I am delighted.

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 10:32am


i thik the most important would be the actual writing. without it, there is nothing else, you know? I feel the writing is th base of the whole thing. =] ??

Wed, October 1st, 2008 6:50pm


Writing is the foundation on which a reader feeds.

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 10:32am


The reader. Not all of us are writers, not all of us are publishers, all of us read. We writers crave their attention and adore their comments, good or bad.

Wed, October 1st, 2008 6:57pm


Yippy. All writers here seek for comments, isnt it. That says it all.

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 10:26am


the writer is important only so far as it is the writer's genius that gives the readers a gem to read and in that the writer puts a bit of herself/himself in the story to give it life. readers are important in that they associate with what is written and form an unknown bond with the writer giving the words a new meaning,

But to me, it is the writing itself that is most important. it has a quality all of it's own, an existence separate of the writer and the reader. you often hear writers say the words wrote themselves, and every writer has experienced moments when the words just flow not knowing form where. i believe if you have something to say and a story to tell it finds a way out in one form or the other. that's what makes a book immortal and gives words such magical power to make on smile and cry.

we often forget who wrote the words and maybe the words themselves, but never the way you felt when you read them. I often have strong feelings associated with books i that have made an impression of me and just talking about them or seeing them brings out wonderful sensations. that's why for me the writing is the most important

Wed, October 1st, 2008 7:07pm


It is a gem only if the reader reads it, comments on it and buys it finally. will it be a gem if the writer considers it as such. will his personal opinion matter on his own writing.

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 10:25am


I think that they are all important because without the author there would be no story and with out the readers the story doesn't get very far. Without the publisher the story doesn't get seen. Yeah I think I'm talking in circles lol.

Wed, October 1st, 2008 8:33pm


I am catching up with you in real time. They have to co-exist.

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 10:23am


the actual writing is more important

Wed, October 1st, 2008 9:10pm


The proof of the pudding lies in its eating.

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 10:22am


i think writing is the most important because
1: i love to write
2: you can't have a writer with out writings
3: you can't have readers with out a writer
do you get what i mean? i a way this question is like the chicken and the egg which comes first? but i always say the T-rex because the chicken is a desented of the T-rex.
i sorry for my spelling if i did mispell anything i spell bad sorry ={

Wed, October 1st, 2008 9:12pm


You said it, my dear.

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 10:21am


It is almost a Catch-22 situation. But, if I have to voice an opinion. I would say that it is more of a balancing act. They all have to work together for any one to survive.

Wed, October 1st, 2008 9:16pm


It is a no-win situation, eh! I kinda go for it with full gusto.

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 10:19am


The reader is the most important! The publisher second! But if you write and nobody reads it then none of that other stuff even exists!!!! You may as well not write if you don't have readers I mean right? Well you asked for my opinion and that is it :D

Wed, October 1st, 2008 9:54pm


Ditto, girl. THE READER

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 10:18am


well, without the writer there is no writing, without the reader there is no need for either writer or writing. so they need each other to exist. so my list of most important is:

1. writer/writing/reader

2. publisher

3. critic/reviewer

4. marketing (publicity)

Very interesting questions smoizza. I never really thought about it before. =D

Wed, October 1st, 2008 11:39pm


Now, we all have started thinking. The fire has been lit.

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 10:16am


I think that they are all important because without the author there would be no story and with out the readers the story doesn't get very far. Without the publisher the story doesn't get seen. Yeah I think I'm talking in circles lol.

ya i agree and i talk in circels all the time lol lol

Wed, October 1st, 2008 11:59pm


This will never stop. One need the other and it will go on and on. Hmm.

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 10:01am


i think the writing is the most important...
its how good and meaningful it is that makes up everything else.

Who is the most popular/famous Booksie female/male writer?
dunno ? there so many... i've seen so many good writers here..

Do you like female writers more than the male?
not necessarily , sometime i like guys writer cause i wanna know what guy think and feel but dont show

Which are the top writings in Booksie in Novel, Short Story, Poetry, Article, Script, Book Review, Book, Essay, Misc.
this i cant really say...
but the best script ive read on here was
"sorry, but i love you" by kitty bell darling - kerstie-chan
its sweet and childish, it a fairytale thats why i love it...

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 12:16am


Thats a total and thorough reply. Reflects on you as systematic and involved. I liked it.

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 10:00am

Me Against The World

the reader in my opinion. there isn't any one booksian who has more talent than another, some people just have more room for improvement. i like an even number of male and female writers. I would say poetry.

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 1:05am


You hold my heart in your hand, my dear.

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 9:59am

Gift Of Noni

Long after the writer, the reader and the publisher are gone, the writen word remains.

In the beginning was the word, and the word was good!

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 1:20am


Long live the wirtten works. The word shall remain.

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 9:56am


would be the publisher or there would be no readers or a book

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 1:54am


So, the degree comes before the certificate!

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 9:56am

Adam Phoenix

My opinion is that reading, writing, and the writer are in equal importance. Reading to lenghten your vocabuly, writing for you can express your ideas, then the writer for using his/hers imagination and bringing it all together.

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 2:06am


Thats very thoughtful. They all have to co-exist.

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 9:55am


They all complete the circuit, but personally I feel that the writing is the transcending componenet. What about you?

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 2:14am


Who rules - that is the question, my dear. I am taken in by your forthright answer.

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 9:54am


The question is worth more than the answer;
The love more lovely than the romancer.
You may think that my reply is cryptic;
Penned by a rhyming know-it-all dip-stick.

And yet you may come to agree:
No, neither he, she, thee nor me,
Not yet, like a poem can we,
Like a work of art, simply, be.

Does that sound like one hand clapping?
Will western humans ever stop napping?
Perchance, perforce, or by grace we know it,
And yet, only our best work can show it.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Bridges rust.
His name and other colossi are dust.
Not one of our vessels can stay
As long as our words etched in clay

“How vain, without the merit, is the name.”
~~ Homer (NOT Simpson)

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 2:38am


You have charmed me with your poetic reply. Art has nothing to do with money but business has crept in. Where does creativity go or is it dead.

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 9:53am

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