Limits of the writer 3: readers

We have discussed time and space and now we have come to the last limit for every writer: your readers. Who are they? This is not always easy to know, however, we can select them based on the style we use. If we write in a complex way, filling our text with historical and technical facts, we know that our readers must be cultivated, educated, relaxed and willing to take on such publications. If we choose to use simpler language, we know that we will enlarge our reader base but possibly discourage the intellectual reader. That would be quite a challenge! In all cases, while on the one hand time, space and readers are the limits that we must adhere to, on the other hand, they are helpful in keeping us away from clichés and pushing us to improve our work.

Claudio Visentin and Guido Bosticco

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