You’ve finally typed “The End” on that manuscript that’s been your baby for the last year. You are so ready to get this thing published. And with the advent of self-publishing, it’s entirely possible to have your book in your hands almost as soon as the word “end” has been typed on the final page. … Read more Do You Really Need an Editor?
If you’ve spent any time talking to me about writing or reading this blog, you know that I don’t buy the “niching down” advice for one second. While choosing a niche might work for some professions, creative work is not one of them. Creative people need to be free to create—and a neat, tiny little … Read more Successful Multi-Genre Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Mind maps are a great way to think about any subject and make connections to related topics. If you’re a writer or blogger, mind maps can help you come up with several ideas for blog posts, essays, etc. If you’re a writer who writes about editing, or an editor with a blog, this mind map … Read more Editing Mind Map
Love blogging about blogging? Here’s a mind map for ideas on what to write. For the last several months, I’ve been sharing mind maps every Monday. I create mind maps for niche diversification as well as content creation. The niche diversification mind maps give you ideas on how to expand a niche so you can … Read more Blogging Mind Map
I’ve created so many mind maps, I sometimes worry about whether I’ll continue having ideas to make more. And just when I think the well is running dry, a conversation pops up and gives me inspiration for the next mind map. Here’s how this week’s blog post came about. I have a few Facebook editor … Read more Yoga Mind Map
Stop procrastinating: pitch and get paid to write about marketing Getting overwhelmed by the lists of hundreds of places that pay for writing? Keep it simple this week so you get some pitches out. If you write about marketing, here’s your challenge for this week: pitch the two outlets below, both of which would look … Read more Get Paid to Write about Marketing
Do you outline your writing? Let me be honest right off the bat: I don’t outline my writing. Having said that, I’m not a fiction writer and I don’t often write long pieces; I’m often writing blog posts or articles that are made up of 1,500 words or fewer. The few times when I’ve written … Read more Do you really need to outline your writing?
If you’ve been reading this blog a while, you probably know that there’s no such thing as “having to pick a niche” to be successful. After all, there are several famous authors who wrote and write in various genres. And many freelance writers who can make a living from their work have adopted various streams … Read more Successful Multi-Genre Writer: Emma Donoghue
Instagram for Writers: When did you join your first social media network? The first time I heard “Instagram for Writers,” I was a little confused. Wasn’t Instagram a mostly visual medium, best for photographers and the like? It turns out Instagram is actually a great place for authors. But I wasn’t about to run out … Read more Instagram for writers
The author of Sherlock Holmes was a multi-genre author You’ve probably heard of Sherlock Holmes, and you might even know a thing or two about the author who created the character. But what many don’t know about Arthur Conan Doyle is that he was a multi-niche writer, successful in most genres in which he wrote. … Read more Famous Multi-Genre Author: Conan Doyle