Maybe it’s the lure of the internet; or a desire to write novels or maybe it’s your vocation. No matter how you’ve found yourself in the world’s second oldest profession; how can you “write what you know” if you don’t know for whom you’re writing?

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Help Desk: 3 steps to decide if “Write what you know” is best

helpdeskMaybe it’s the lure of the internet; or a desire to write novels or maybe it’s your vocation.

No matter how you’ve found yourself in the world’s second oldest profession; you, like most writers, probably have forgotten the most important element.  “Write what you know” becomes plausible when you know for whom you are writing. Therefore,

A professional writer, litterateur, will ultimately have to decide on an audience.

Even if you’ve chosen to become a writer or if writing has chosen you, you must decide one of the following:

  1. write for yourself (an audience of 1)
  2. write for the audience you already have. (built-in audience)
  3. write for the audience you desire.  (break into a new genre)

Now of course, there’s no easy answer here. There are consequences attached to any of the 3. Continue reading “Help Desk: 3 steps to decide if “Write what you know” is best”

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