I have a very clear and specific idea of the person I’m writing for when I’m planning and writing each novel.
Why? Because I know what I write is not going to appeal to everyone. It’s going to appeal to people who share certain core values that matter to me, and who love some elements of genre and content I love.
I write what I love—my ideal readers will love what I love, and because of this, my fiction will fit them.
And, trust me—this is not everyone. This is, in fact, a pretty small subset of everyone.
So… Are you my reader? If not, whose reader are you, and what are YOU looking for in fiction.
If you’re a writer, who’s your ideal reader?