I can think of several reasons to ignore this step. First of all, Maurice Sendak told me I could.
"I don't write for children. I write, and somebody says, 'that's for children.'" -Maurice Sendak
Second, it is a take on storytelling that requires you to change, adjust, or fix aspects of your storytelling to fit a specific audience and directly address their response to it.
"Storytelling offers the opportunity to talk with your audience, not at them." -Laura Holloway
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