I write for myself as well as for the people who couldn't. Years ago, it would have been illegal for me to write. I write for those who couldn't.
Myself. In the end I think, as a writer, you have to. If you don't intrigue yourself, you'll bore your readers.
Me. Because if it doesn't make me want to continue writing about that character, or that little byway of plot that just turns up, then out it goes. As the saying goes, kill your darlings. If I can't raise a chortle or two to make myself laugh, there's no hope.
Some geeky kid who feels nobody cares about him or understands him.
He's dying to be good at something - anything.
This whole computer thing looks pretty interesting - if only he had a good teacher...
That's the guy I'm writing for.
Wait, that's me!
I write for myself. I enjoy it to the fullest. I also do it to live forever lol. I'm in print so my name will live on way pass my death! I love that!!
God and God alone the most high the one who gave me the gift of inspration to share with others in written form
I tend to think of my audience as a group of friends, all of whom have insatiable curiosity and / or an unusual sense of humor. When I start a story or an article, it is as though I am talking to someone and begin with, "This is so cool I have to tell you about it...." or "You would not believe this story, but....."
I probably write as a way of self-expression. However, since I share the stories with others, I want them to relate or understand what I am writing about. I guess it would be a 50-50 proposition -- me and the reader.
I write for myself with the hope that others will be blessed.
It depends upon what I write. The correct answer that most people want to hear is that the writer writes for himself first. Well, that is not always the case. Rhetorically speaking, you have to write for the audience, and that does play along with a lot of things that I write and how I approach a subject. If you write for yourself, then you're only writing for one member of a large audience, and that doesn't generally make for good writing. The audience is, well, your audience, and you have to take them into consideration.
A lot of it depends upon what I am writing. If I am writing poetry, for example, then, yes, I write for myself because that is a personal art. But, if I am writing about a certain subject that affects millions of people, then I do have to consider those people, and I must consider them well.
My grandfather was the one who always encouraged me by saying "You can be anything you want to be if you are willing to work for it." He was the one I first told my dreams of being an author to at about age 9 while we were sitting under a summer oak sharing lunch on a hot August Day. So, to answer the question, I believe I write for him and also my grandmother. Though they have both been dead for almost forty years, they are still in death as they were in life, my appreciative unseen audience. I don't really write for myself. After my grandparents I write to bring escape, enjoyment and a glimpse into another time and place to all the unknown readers who will pick up my books in a library or bookstore, pause and then decide to take it home to read.
My audience, never for the money that`s most important!!
Any story that`s NOT for the audience is only slapped together for monetary gain, but good stories,memorable stories, are ALWAYS geared toward the audience, anyone who says different, just does not know what they are talking about.