[by Billi Joy Carson, Senior Editor/Editing Addict]
Editor Tip: Write What YOU Love
It’s true that writersneed to write to an audience. But the process is not a game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey.As awriter, you do NOT need to find the audience youthink is best worthy, and then force yourselfto write for them.
Write what you love, and find the audience thatloves to read what you write.
When C. S. Lewis was asked about his books, The Chronicles of Narnia, and whether he wrote specifically so children would read them, he answered:
“I am almost inclined to set it up as a canon that a children’s story which is enjoyed only by children is a bad children’s story. The good ones last. A waltz which you can like only when you are waltzing is a bad waltz.”
Lewiswrote what he loved; he didn’t…
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