10 Things Every Reader Wants from a Writer

by JErm on June 25, 2006

Liz over at Successful and Outstanding Bloggers talks about 9 + 1 Things Every Reader Wants from a Writer which can help all of us understand our readers better.

It can seem complicated to write for a readership that includes beginners to experts. I’ve done it for almost three decades. It can seem like there’s too much to consider to meet them all at their own level.

Yet my experience is that beginners and experts are not that differernt when they read. They might choose to read different things, but we all do. Beyond that difference of content, beginners, experts and those of us in the middle — every reader — wants the same things from a writer.

Her breakdown on these ten things include picking an idea that intrigues you, tracing out a simple structure, writing for someone who’s like you but doesn’t know what you know about the topic, making clear decisions about what to include, setting aside your expensive vocabulary, and so on.

This is really worth reading if you want to improve your readership and if you care about repeat visits and readers satisfaction.

Via ProBlogger.

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Liz Strauss June 25, 2006 at 4:56 am

Hi there!
I stopped by because of your trackback over at problogger. Thank you for thinking what I wrote is worth sharing. I really enjoy helping writers find their voice. So it means a lot to me that you spread the word.

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