What’s an ‘audience’ and how does a writer acquire one? When the first draft is done and the rewrites begins many authors ask the question: who is my intended audience? Sure, we want as many people as possible to read our work, but identifying our intended audience allows us to make our characters relevant and believable. These characters help us to develop realistic dialogue, scenes, and story detail. In this class we’ll discuss a couple of simple exercises that will help you to identify and understand your potential readers while you refine a draft with that audience in mind.