All posts tagged: target audience

No Offense Intended

As an author, I have a certain reader in mind as I write my stories. It’s gotten a little easier to nail down my demographic over time. Feedback and reviews have come in on Amazon, email, and through my website. Of course, there’s no pleasing everyone. As I was falling asleep last night, I had a few thoughts. I wish I’d written them down–they were rather brilliant. Those thoughts are gone now, though. But the idea was the pleasing of readers. My target audience is roughly middle aged women who hand off the books to their mothers, so I understand some important things: * For the most part, I must maintain a low level of profanity throughout. * The sex has to be tasteful, meaningful, and a long time coming for my characters. * I need characters whose lives are relatable to all generations. * My humor has to be funny, and not too crass. * No politics. * There should be a satisfying ending. Some of these things are true for most commercial fiction. …