Say… Writing Tip from John Steinbeck, No. 3

In Loose Change on July 7, 2014 at 9:11 am

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3. Forget your generalized audience. In the first place, the nameless, faceless audience will scare you to death and in the second place, unlike the theater, it doesn’t exist. In writing, your audience is one single reader. I have found that sometimes it helps to pick out one person—a real person you know, or an imagined person and write to that one.


 

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