Do You Really Need an Editor?

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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?

Successful Multi-Genre Author: Jacqueline Woodson

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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

Editing Mind Map

Editing mind map by Mariana Abeid-McDougall on MultiTalented Writers. The word editing is in the middle, and several related words are connected to it by lines.

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

Blogging Mind Map

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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

Yoga Mind Map

Yoga mind map by Mariana Abeid-Mcdougall on MultiTalented Writers

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

Do you really need to outline your writing?

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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?

Successful Multi-Genre Writer: Emma Donoghue

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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

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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

Famous Multi-Genre Author: Conan Doyle

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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