Linda Flower, a college professor, did plenty of research on writing and in this particular selection focuses on the best ways to write for an audience.
Writing for an audience is extremely important. In order to get your ideas across you must grab the audiences attention. A great way to do this is to find out who your audience is and put yourself in their shoes to give yourself a new perspective. Sometimes we do not know who the audience is. No matter what it is always important to have a target audiance in mind. According to Flower, “a good piece of writing closes the gap between you and the reader”. She means that if you take the time to research and think about the reader and their needs and wants, you can help the them understand you and where you are coming from. Sometimes the reader may disagree, but if you share your knowledge and have a good attitude, the reader should respect your opinions and try to see things the way you do. I believe as a writer it is important to stay true to ourselves and our beliefs. It is very easy and common to write to impress. Writing to impress is dishonest and ultimately causes you to loose credibility as a writer. We want the audiance to trust us and we should always take pride in our work and beliefs.
The main purpose of writing is to communicate. Successful writers use their knowledge to grab the attention of the audiance. They know how to have a good attitude when writing that helps the reader understand and connect with their work.