Those who have been reading this blog for a while know that I call B.S. on the “you won’t be successful unless you pick a niche” advice. Most people handing out this “knowledge” are actually multi-niche writers and don’t know it. They might just write blog posts, but they do it for various industries. They … Read more Successful Multi-Genre Writer: J. K. Rowling
Whether you simply enjoy writing about publishing or are considering starting a small publishing company, there are many things to learn and consider. The publishing industry has changed and evolved very quickly, and the landscape looks very different than it did even ten years ago. If you’d like to write about publishing, there are enough … Read more Publishing Mind Map
Want to get paid to write and save the world? Here are three publications that pay for writing about environmentalism and natural living. 1. Earth Island Journal Earth Island Journal has an online and a print version, and they publish stories that “anticipate environmental concerns before they become pressing problems.” They pay a $100 flat … Read more Get Paid to Write About Environmentalism & Natural Living
Dreaming of becoming a full-time writer? Every writer who lives and breathes to tell stories and share them with the world, whether via creative nonfiction, investigative journalism, or fiction, has probably entertained the idea of becoming a full-time writer. And just as many writers have probably been discouraged from pursuing that dream, by everyone around … Read more Should you quit your job to be a writer?
The Time Machine, War of the Worlds. If you’re a fan of classic literature, you’ll recognize the title of two of H. G. Wells’ most cherished novels. But while many describe Wells as a science fiction writer, our human obsession with putting people into neat boxes ignores a robust body of work in various genres. … Read more Famous Multi-Genre Author: H. G. Wells
Trying to plan content for your blog? Using mind maps can help you think of blog post ideas. Last week, I shared a mind map for Organization & Productivity . Today, I’d like to share a mind map for the Goal Setting. If you want to write about goal setting, there are many related topics … Read more Goal Setting Mind Map
When it comes to travel, many writers have a dream: “send me on an all-expenses paid, all-inclusive vacation, so I can report back and write a great destination piece for your magazine—for which I’ll get paid very well.” While that’s a lovely dream, it’s not reality. Travel writing does exist, and yes, you can make … Read more 7 Publications that Pay You to Write About Travel