As I write, as well as when I paint, I have a much easier to really have an actual receiver. Not as in a "well defined goal group" or "a specific type of reader in mind", but when I have an actual person or a shared creative project I write or paint for. A writers group, or I'm writing for some theater or event, or when I'm painting for a relative or some creative project. Or when I'm co-writing or text role playing a story. It got to be a receiver I can touch and feel and communicate with, not a "well eventually, id i get punished there will be readers" For me, there a magic in having to consider the receiver, as costumer and as a partner being a part of the creative process. It take the act of art and makes it to more then creating something, it becomes act of communication, of empathy of co-creation. I have a really hard time writing, or painting if I don't have some sort of reliever. How about you. Do you need some sort of actual receiver?