A Book on WritingAbout the Writing
Dyer Q: Do you ever think about writing an "adult book"? I am currently working with three co-authors who have wanted to write a book for over three years but have never written it.
I' ve been reading a lot of them. I've been reading a lot of them.
I' ve been reading a lot of them. I've been reading a lot of them. Writers know who their audiences are, and they are writing for them. Knowledge of the target group is indispensable. I' m writing because it fills me. The majority of writers don't do it for cash or honor (or "luck and glory," as Indiana Jones, the big hit movie actress, would have put it), but because they have an sincere affection for what they do.
However, the writers who succeed (as well-known people or a readership that loves their work) recognize that when they write a textbook, it's about making something that finds an audiences, and something that finds the right people. It' about what the public will like. It' not boastful or insensitive, it's the reality.
When authors don't know who wants to study their work, they can't find an audiences. However, to know the public is not the simplest of all. It is part of your role as an editor to find the answer to these issues in order to better understanding your target group. It' not enough to make a good textbook that will please them.
What is sold, what is discussed, prizes won, what is socially and socially favored, or circled through bookshops ( "what is most important to you depends on who you are trying to contact"). I' m not proposing that your letter become non-personal, because that will certainly estrange an public like a novel they don't want to read.
It' about striking a good equilibrium, designing your work the way you type it and adapting it to the needs of your reader, while at the same time you create something you like. A number of authors have a need to put the guilt on the public, but it is not their refusal to have preference. It' just means relearning the public and rewriting something new.
As you are typing, you should keep in mind that your textbook is for other human beings. It' s difficult to recall that in the hottest time of the year you sometimes get wasted in another time. However, it is a central part of the writers. Do you mean very little as an writer without a readership - and why end up typing when you can't even tell the rest of the word?