4: How to Identify Your Story’s Ideal Reader

Writing4: How to Identify Your Story’s Ideal Reader

4: How to Identify Your Story’s Ideal Reader

In this episode, we're going to talk about your story's ideal reader — or the one person who is going to love your book just as much as you do. Here's a quick overview of what we talk about in this episode:

  • [01:00] What is an ideal reader? And why does your ideal reader matter?
  • [02:20] How understanding your ideal reader can help you write with purpose and edit with focus.
  • [03:15] How understanding your ideal reader can help you when it comes time to pitch agents and market your book.
  • [04:45] Meet my ideal reader, Sage, and hear how she helps me cut through the noise and stay focused
  • [06:45] How one writer's ideal reader helped her get back on track after making big changes in her manuscript
  • [09:20] 10 questions to help you identify your story's ideal reader 
  • [12:45] What about everyone else? What if I want my story to appeal to everyone?
  • [14:15] Should each of my stories have a different ideal reader? Or would all my stories share the same ideal reader?
  • [15:25] Key points and a recap of the episode.

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