Well here we are again at the beginning of a new month wherein I find myself posting a day late for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. I absolutely hate being in this position, yet somehow I keep finding myself in it. I'm going to save all of the
|My girls love archery. They have been avid archers for quite some time.|
And unlike many others their age, that interest in shooting predates The Hunger Games.
How many of us writers start out working on a project with a specific type of audience in mind? Does the genre in which you write already geared towards a certain group of fans? While your writing, do you keep your target audience in mind the entire time? What happens if you feel the characters are taking you in a different direction? Do you edit material or plot elements because of your target audience? How many of us actively consider the impact our words will have on a younger audience whether we intended it or not?
I do not have illusions of grandeur- I highly doubt my first book will have the impact The Hunger Games did on the YA world- but watching the impact of Collin's words and the ripple effect it had on the kids my daughters' age did make me sit up and take much more notice and care with the content I include in my writing.
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