I’ve decided to join the A to Z blog hop! I’m using it as a way to jump start my blog to get it back to flowing, because I know I’ve been slacking with posting things. I’ll get better, promise. So I chose to keep everything writing related in some way for this blog, so sit back and enjoy an entire month of me blogging and rambling!
As an author, it’s important to keep in mind who your audience is when it comes to writing. I used to think that this meant having a very specific idea. Was it the single mom looking or something to read? Was it the college student who needed a break from studying? Or the man who had an hour commute to work and back on a bus? Those are great ideas and aren’t bad for a starting place, but really. Depending on the book, I started with a much broader idea…
Adult or young?
Yes, starting out was that simple. My answer was adult, for Dark War Chronicles, because it had sex. Now though, the lines are blurred a little bit thanks to some panels I’ve been on. At a recent con, I learned how to adapt my pitch to the person in front of me. So really my audience at the moment is the person who is standing in front of me. When writing, who do I have in mind?
Why? Because first and foremost, I write for me. I write the stuff that I want to read. So yes, audience is important, but don’t stress yourself out about it. Okay? Good, go write!