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Who are you writing to?

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Who are you writing to?

This question goes hand-in-hand with that of what content one is writing, though Clive Thompson says the audience is often overlooked by writers and not pondered enough.

Said Thompson: "These are acts of self-awareness that professional writers struggle with: forming a theory of mind of one's audience, the better to communicate with it."

Writing and Designing for a Public Audience

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computerTo be honest, I love this book. “Smarter than You Think” addresses key problems and situations in our society that focuses on the move towards a technological future. With regards to writing for a public audience, I think that having that extra pressure encourages me to do better with my work. When we write to just turn into our professor, the pressure to perform well is there, but less. Writing for a public audience is scary, and also adds another aspect to writing: interest.

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