Writing Tip: Know Your Target Audience

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Writing Tip: Know Your Target Audience

Everything we write has a target audience. Some writers are dedicated to a particular group of people, such as young adults, and others are focused on an audience with a particular interest, such as historical fiction. Audiences can be based on age, gender, race, religion, country, social class, interest and many other things. When we write, we should think about our target audience and what they would like to read.

For example, you wouldn’t include a graphic sex scene in a piece of fiction aimed at teenagers (leave that for a adult fiction!). You also don’t want to include explicit language. Equally, if you’re writing a poem about love, you main audience probably isn’t going to be middle-aged men (though I’m sure some of you really enjoy a good love sonnet if you’re perfectly honest). When you choose the language to include in…

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