Many people say that writers need to constantly remember who their audience is when their writing, but here’s the thing: when you’re writing, your audience is you. Those early drafts are actually for your benefit, not for anyone else. Only a select few people will ever see those early drafts; it’s the edited versions that the public will get to enjoy. So, instead of focusing on your target audience while writing, focus on them while editing. If you want to use the big words that only you understand during an early draft, go for it — editing is a whole different beast.
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