I’ve been on a bit of a journey lately. My life as a storyteller continues to be stretched, challenged, toughened, and reshaped. I’ve written before about how my attitude as a writer can either sweeten or spoil my stories, but today I want to share how I learned to love my audience.
That’s a hugely important lesson to learn, too. Between social media, crowdsourcing, new technology, and shifts in the industry, the gap between artist and audience is quickly closing (and in some cases, it’s even closed entirely). If you’re going to do business in 5-10 years you need to learn how to not just connect with your audience, but love them as well.