Writing for my Ideal reader.

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I didn’t set out to write for anybody in particular. I just wrote what I wanted, how I wanted. I wrote things that I’d want to read myself.

These days I find myself writing with two particular people in mind. They probably don’t even realize it.

For my fiction, I write for a woman who has laughed and cried when she’s read my stories. She discovers layers that I am even aware of writing. I try to write up to the level of how she reads my work.

For my blog, there is another woman that the words really seem to resonate with and so she has become my ideal reader for this space.

It’s not that I try to guess what and how they want me to write. It’s just nice to visualize somebody on the other end of my words, receiving them, being moved by them, nourished by them.

I don’t need to have thousands of views, shares or likes. If just one person is moved by what I was going to write anyway because I needed to write it, then that feels like success to me.

2 thoughts on “Writing for my Ideal reader.

  1. I’m going to borrow this idea in hopes it will inspire me to get back to writing again, especially on the blog. I feel such a need to get back to blogging as opposed to social media posts. I can’t seem to find my way back in, but this might help.
    Now to find that ideal reader persona…

    • I hope it helps, Becca! I think of my ideal reader like a lighthouse, guiding me as I write toward them.

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