The Intentional Audience

The Intentional Audience

It seems to me that readers read to “get” and writers write to “give,” and if what is given meets the needs of the “getter,” then both sides win. 

This scenario echoes what Watchman Nee calls “ministry.” He says that with the help of the Holy Spirit we can identify the condition (of the reader, our audience) and then offer the message needed (through our writing).

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The Intentional Writer

The Intentional Writer

A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. —Thomas Mann

 

I dreamed one night that I was asked to announce the title of my next book publicly (from a stage of some kind). But as I stood there after making the announcement, I had the uneasy feeling that I had just announced the wrong book—that the audience was expecting me to give another title. I woke up at 3:00 a.m. unnerved.

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