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Saturday, March 30, 2013

So old!

"Oh my gosh, that is SO old." said my 6-year old looking at a sticker.

Terry Fox Run 2011. I chuckle but then consider that it is a good reminder to keep the perspective of your audience in mind when you are writing and editing.

Will your audience understand what a prairie blizzard is like?

Will they know how it feels to ride a Massey-Ferguson tractor in winter at 15 mph (25 km/hr)?

Do they know life without computers?

Answering those type of questions and filling in the details will bring your story to life. Make sure you add in how it smelt and felt so your content is less like reading an encyclopedia's entry and more of a sensory and emotional experience for your reader.

Know thy audience for they are not you.

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