"But why would audience matter ? It is only convention that stresses the importance of one's writing for a communicative exchange with another person. If understood from the point of view of an individual writing for no audience, then the situation might provide a salutary effect. In isolating one's practice of writing from the external forces which shape its reception, and its meaning - to the extent such isolation is possible, if one decides it is desirable - one writes within a space that is relatively free of those constraints explicitly or implicitly imposed by audience that would limit what could be written. Of course, this freedom is never absolute - one writes for readers, even if just one."