Jul 01 2018

Day One of #NaNoProMo is About a Novel Reader

Day One of #NaNoProMo National Novel Promotion Month

National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never!

To come up with a reader avatar, you’re going to think about the person who picks up your book and is going to LOVE IT.

  • What kind of professions are they likely to have? Again, doesn’t mean they are all that profession, but maybe many have jobs with a common element.
  • What do they value most in a book they read?
  • Are they there for fun or to walk away still repeating your imagery in their minds?
  • Do they need a puzzle to solve or do they need an experience?
  • What kind of money are they spending every month on books?

Based on this, I’d say the Reader Avatar for Fractions of Existence probably has a “typical” job, perhaps doing office work such as data entry, and enjoys history or mythology or both. They most value having a fun reading experience that tickles the brain a bit. These readers want to walk away with thoughts churning in their minds. Figuring out “what-are-they” is certainly a puzzle. This reader probably spends two hours of earned income a month on books.


  1. Great tips and things to think about. I had not thought about an avatar before.
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    1. I’m pretty sure I blogged about something similar before while reading another book, but this list was much more direct and easier to fill out.
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