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Who Are You Writing For?

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In the past couple months, I’ve examined the internal part of our faith and writing through the lenses of our own writing goals and the state of our hearts in relationship with Christ. This month, we’ll take a look at the other side of the page—our relationships with our readers. For those of us who rub shoulders with the writing community, we know that we aren’t alone. Writing a book takes a village from the spark of an idea to the finished product, and established authors know that the effort does not stop there! Even if you are an author who writes only for yourself, this discussion will still benefit you because you are your reader. So how do we pursue Christ as we determine who we’re writing for? Some writers spend a lot of time, energy, and resources to identify and understand their readers. What do our readers want? How can we reach our target audience? As Christian writers, we have an even greater responsibility to select our target readers carefully. If our desire is