Who is on the plum tree?
Another great post from the wonderful Shawn Mackenzie for the plumtree Editor’s Corner. Many thanks Shawn and happy, happy hatchling day!
Audience Appreciation Day
Today, I want to talk about audience, trust, and respect. When we write, a part of us is at least peripherally mindful of our audience. Whether we imagine legions clamoring for our prose, pushing us up the bestseller lists, or focus on a more limited public of our devoted blog and website followers, audience is important. After all, we are in the business of sharing our work, of shouting it to the proverbial rafters and communicating our ideas to best effect. Real or ideal, awareness of audience leads us to choose fitting storylines and characters, as well as structures and language that are both age and genre appropriate.
Sadly, this too often leads people to believe they need to oversimplify or – Goddess forbid…
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