When I began writing, Watching Their Dance, a nonfiction story, I wanted to appeal to a broad audience. After educating myself and reading about marketing a book, I realized I needed to narrow my focus first on the audience that I was pretty sure the story would appeal to. That audience was the Huntington’s disease community. Once you have success with that audience, then you begin to branch out to another audience.
Here’s the truth: When you write for everyone, you write for no one. https://goinswriter.com/writing-tip-be-specific/
My biggest supporters, the HD community, did and still do support me and now I’m branching out to other audiences who might enjoy my book. The first audience I’m focusing on are readers who like love stories; the second audience are folks who like to read about a person/family overcoming a tremendous challenge in their life.
Marika Jaegers, HOPES Project Co-Leader & Student Researcher, who reviewed the book, said this:
“Watching Their Dance offers a wide range of insight into living at risk for Huntington’s, living with Huntington’s, and caring for someone with Huntington’s. It is a worthwhile read for a broad audience: those affected by Huntington’s Disease, those curious about the disease, or those who know nothing of the disease but wish to read a captivating and insightful memoir.” Stanford Literature-Corner
Therese’s memoir/nonfiction book, Watching Their Dance: Three Sisters, a Genetic Disease and Marrying into a Family At Risk for Huntington’s, is available on her author website http://www.theresecrutchermarin.com & on Amazon, B&N, & in Kindle, Kobo, Nook, iBooks format.
100% of the proceeds from Therese’s book sold in the U.S. will be donated to HDSA. http://www.hdsa.org Last December, Therese and John donated $9,015.00 to HDSA that was the profit from book sales since Therese published in April 2017.
We Can Never Lose HOPE………..