I’ve read some fantastic stories here and met some brilliant writers on Wattpad.
What level of readers do you write for? I finished another exceptionally well written story here. I wrote my stories aimed at my children and grandchildren. I know the reading and vocabulary of many of them. I didn’t write down to them but with the intention they would understand what’s happening in my stories.
That wonderful story I read, would be beyond many of them. Many will not tolerate flowery prose, larger words (Is education failing more each generation?) or reading between the lines to understand a sophisticated theme.
I found several troubling quotes similar to 50 percent of U.S. adults can’t read a book written at an eighth-grade level. This a reader/writing site and most likely has a higher than average reading level.
What are your thoughts, target ranges and ideas?