Do you have an ideal reader? If so, how does this reader make a difference in your writing? Why do you trust them with your writing?
I have an “idealized reader” that I write to. She was once the love of my life and sharp as a tack, erudite and extraordinarily perceptive. I write to her in my mind, and even hold conversations about characterization, plot elements, pacing and transitions. She married a friend and I haven't seen them in thirty years. But I write to her in my mind every day. Like you, I'd like a real, live adult reader that I could interact with. Sadly, I haven't made that acquaintance yet. Until I do, I'll write to my chimera.
Now for the skiddlydiddly:
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Special Thank You to Vince for the graphic.