The whole idea of writing is about communication.
Writing for whichever genre requires a medium through which the audience can be introduced into the author’s world. Communication cuts across all the genres and any author who plans to write any book, fictional or factual, should aim to initiate an intimate relationship with the target audience.
Communication through writing has various critical aspects that have to be given cognizance. For instance, the message of the writing must be related to the target audience. To have a relationship with the audience, the message must be relevant in regards to the education, and social context of the audience. This means that the author has to become part of the audience by writing from the perspective of the audience. The audience should be at the core of the communication. In essence, the author should aim to attract the audience by making the audience feel part of the reading.
Mimesis is a critical and philosophical term that carries a wide range of meanings, which include imitation, representation, mimicry, imitation, receptivity, non-sensuous similarity, the act of resembling, the act of expression, and the presentation of the self.
Mimesis in writing requires that the author walks in the shoes of the audience. The author must do good research on the target audience. For instance, children’s fiction greatly embodies heroes and heroines who achieve greatness or have mystical powers, in this case, the children easily get attracted to such writing as they also fantasize about having similar powers and abilities. A book that is written for academic purposes, on the other hand, requires factual and illustrative information that can be substantiated. These are two different examples that require different styles of writing for them to communicate. Romantic novels and comics also demand different styles of writing for them to have the desired impact on the readers.
It is crucial to think that some of the writings cut across all the ages although among a particular gender.
Communication as a tool
Communication should be employed by the author by giving attention to specific details in the book or article that is being done. To manage and create a rapport with the audience can be done through proper characterization that manages to tap into the emotions of the audience. Communication is promoted through brevity and concise presentation of the content because most readers seek to get quick information, especially when reading for the first time.
Interpersonal skills are essential in reaching out to the audience. The audience must feel that the author understands their needs. If the author fails to link the message to the audience, then it is easy to lose the concentration of the audience and hence the process of communication would entirely fail. The author should also promote a higher level of assertiveness in his or her writing so the audience can feel some level of control through the writing process.
Communication is an important aspect of writing and as such any writing should be geared towards communicating with the audience.