As much as writing is a part of our soul, our personal expression, when we’re trying to sell our creative writing, we must keep in mind that we’re writing for an audience. And today’s audience can be tough to please.
When editing or revising your short story, poem, novel, or essay, consider your reader. Is the piece wordy, confusing, or filled with sexist language? Do you overuse certain words or phrases? Do you tell rather than show? It’s worth a second look to make sure you’re keeping your reader interested and happy.