- What age group am I writing for?
- What gender am I writing for?
- What race or ethnic group am I writing for?
- What is my reader's family situation?
- What is my reader's school situation?
- What is my reader's economic situation?
The other questions may not seem as relevant. However, if you are writing for boys and girls, make a note of that. And if you are trying to reach across racial and ethnic lines, make a note of that as well. And so on.
Finally, as you answer these questions, you might use a writer's trick and let the picture of a specific child come into your mind. Give this child a life. Give him or her parents or guardians, pets, a home and school life, friends, and preferred activities. Thinking about this child will make your creative efforts more personal and powerful. The Publishing Pro.