If I am totally honest, me.
I write for the time I couldn't speak my thoughts.
More specifically as in "ASYLUM", I write for the man once very close to me, who spoke with two tongues. One his own voice and the other the Paranoid Schizophrenia that eventually overcame him.
Myself. I write out of an interest in and concern about matters that affect me, and in that is an acknowledgement that there is at least one other person out there who shares enough of my universe to be engaged and invested in what I have to offer, and I imagine that I am writing for them.
As a copywriter, I write for my clients, whoever they may be. As a fiction writer, I write for myself and my children who enjoy my short stories very much. One day, I hope to be able to write for a wider audience.
Everyone. I want everyone to find an aspect in my writing to learn from, identify with, admire, or escape into.
I'm probably like most writers' and do it out of pure selfish enjoyment. However, there is a gratifying feeling knowing a reader enjoyed the journey you wrote. And so, I would have to say that on the other hand, I write for them too.
deep down inside, don't be wrong about me, i write for myself... its not that i'm being selfish... its just that i feel some peace, relaxation, bliss, rush and everything like that while i write... i'm pushed to some other world where real life distress, commotion and chaos vanishes and is placed by everything pleasant and cool! :D
I write for myself. If I don't like the story, no one else will. I write because I enjoy the creative process. I write because without a creative outlet I am a miserable mess. I write because I enjoy entertaining others, it makes me happy.
It's just fun!
I write for the reader, with a little bit of writing for myself in there. It's my story that I think others would like to read or know about. But the reader is the most important. I have designs on how I want them to react and I try to get that reaction from them.
First and foremost for God. Before I write, I pray that He will give me guidance, and that my story will honor Him.
I write for the people who nobody listens too. I write for that young person who is being bullied or looked down at!
I guess I write for me, but have always wanted an audience. I even write my journal entries like someone else is picking up the journal and reading it.