Get to know your reader (they said).

Yesterday was my two year anniversary of self publishing, so as you might guess, I do a lot of internet browsing about the subject. I have read a few articles about ‘getting to know your reader’ I’m sure if you looked yourself, you would find the same or similar pages advising writers to find out about their readers, their likes and dislikes and so on. This is not one of those pages, I am sorry I don’t really have any straightforward advice… and neither did they… because no one tells you how to find out who your reader is! Here is how I have interpreted the advice, however; There is no point putting something out there that I don’t like, therefore if I like it, I am my reader! (And most of the time, I am the only person who reads my books!) Going with this notion, my reader must be a middle aged Mancunian with a sense of humour and fun. Also likes heavy metal. And dogs. And cats.  And reading most genres voraciously. But not exclusively, I wouldn’t want to leave anyone out…  Sigh… See, I told you I didn’t have any straightforward advice other than this: If you enjoy what you have written, then someone else will too, (probably me, I read loads)… so go for it! – I am!

Happy writing, Samantha

Author: samanthahenthornfindstherightwords

Welcome! Thanks for visiting my author blog. I write every day, I read every day, so we most likely have lots in common! I currently have seven books available on Amazon '1962', 'Piccalilly' 'Quirky Tales to Make Your Day' and the Curmudgeon Avenue series. I live near Manchester UK with my fabulous husband and wonderful, gorgeous grownup daughter, two cats and one dog. I write three types of blog; 1) Fiction written by myself and accompanied by one of my suitable photos or sketches. 2) Ramblings and amusing observations on life. I do not tend to write about anything serious (but admire those that do). 3) NEW! Book reviews. Although my priority is completing my next novel, if I like something I will share it. If I don't have anything nice to say, however, I won't say anything at all. Please see 'contacts' on menu. Sharing is caring, and so is reciprocation!

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