By tribe, I mean what's your target readership, those who think like you do, will be eager to buy your books, and even propel you to fame? An online newsletter I read a month or two ago (have since cancelled it) encouraged writers not to please editors and publishers by catering to the masses. Instead, find those who share your passions. As soon as they read your work, they will be enthralled by it and will easily forgive any mistakes you make along the way. What is your tribe? How many people are potentially interested in your work? My goal is rather limited. Of the seven billion people on this planet, I only seek to eventually attract ten thousand loyal readers. If I can make an average ten dollars off each of them a year through books, monetizing a blog, etc., I can make a good living. Sure, becoming famous is a dream of mine, but realistically, who wants the glare of publicity? I can deal with it if I have to, but prefer a more quiet and easier life. From now on, I simply won't bother listening to the opinions of those who are not like me or don't want to change to become more like me. I am not going to bang my head against the wall anymore by trying to fit in and change my writing style just to please their mainstream, standard product type ways. How many people do you believe will ever read your books? Is it worth it to change your writing style just to please the editors, the establishment, and the masses?