3 Days Quotation Challenge: Day 2

I’m back with another quotation for the 3 Days Quotation Challenge. I was nominated by Charles French to take part. Be sure to visit his blog Charles French Words Reading and Writing.

I like this quote because I truly believe a good book will find its audience. With the focus on genre and knowing your audience, I’d like to think the real focus should be the writing and the story. Call me an idealist. This quote also speaks to sharing a story because you’re compelled to do so, for no other reason than you need to write it down. It has a kind of purity that speaks to me.

Perhaps I write for no one. Perhaps for the same person children are writing for when they scrawl their names in the snow.

—Margaret Atwood

What about you? Do you care about your audience when you’re writing your story?

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11 thoughts on “3 Days Quotation Challenge: Day 2

  1. I’m not sure I’ve paid complete attention to my audience in the past. I did some things outside the box. I’d like to continue doing that for some works, but I might try to rein it in for others. Great quote!

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  2. I must admit that I write for myself, Amy, but with the hopes that whoever reads what I write likes at least some of it. Blogging’s good for that as we can indulge our every whim. That said, there are times when I’ve written something that even I don’t like, so I’m not sure about that one.
    I like the quote you’ve chosen also.

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    1. That’s true about blogging. We write and we hope they will read it. Who can ever tell why they come for one thing and not another? Even if you don’t like something, having written it is worth the creative journey, isn’t it? Thanks, Tom!

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  3. Love that quote and The connection between writing and children, Freud believed that the adults we become were decided by the time we were six or seven which always reminds me of the Neil Gaiman quote ‘there is no such thing as adults just kids in drag’.

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    1. So glad you liked it, JD. It’s great to see you! It makes you wonder…six or seven, huh? I believe it. That’s a great quote by Neil Gaiman. Love that. Thanks for sharing it.
      Another good one I like from CS Lewis I’m sure you know, “A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”

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