Who do write for?
What purpose does your story/novel/poem serve?
If you don't the clear answer to that, take some time today to think it through. Otherwise, you may never know if your work is reaching an audience who wants and needs to see it.
Too often, we write without intention because "my story is for everyone" or "I'm just writing this for myself".
Let's move away from that right now. Your story isn't for everyone. Not everyone will give it 5 stars. Don't believe me? Go have a look at The Handmaid's Tale on Amazon and see how many single star reviews there are. And that's okay, because Atwood wasn't writing for them.
Who is your story for?
What do they look like?
Where do they live?
What do they do for a living?
What other things do they read? Watch on TV?
What do they talk about on social media.
Only when you know the answers to these questions can you begin to write with intention. And writing with intention forces us to narrow our target audience, understand the genre we're writing in, and produce better work.
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