Reason # 23 Why Folks Don’t Write

There are many reasons why folks don’t write. Lack of talent isn’t one of them.

Writing FOR an audience is.

Write TO the audience instead.

It’s fine to think about writing FOR children or FOR Hollywood or FOR the record history will compose about you, which you hope to have some small say in. But it doesn’t work, unless you are writing an announcement, and then, not always.

What happens when you write FOR the audience is that you, the writer, are not present. This is quite a very large omission. All good intentions are present but YOU are not.

So, write to children, write to Hollywood…and let me know if you hear back. As to writing TO the record, don’t expect much. Readers generally prefer to write that themselves.

About Mrs. Fitz

Hello! I'm Michele Fitzpatrick, a Chicago writer. Like our town, a work in progress. As a journalist, teacher and writing coach I think all of us live our stories and sharing them creates moments that remind us we're connected. And that is enough.
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