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 something slightly longer, I have

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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 of income. Every Wednesday, we

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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 should be useful to you.

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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 and open an account—it’d taken

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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 is most genres in which he wrote. Having written more than 20

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Blogging Mind Map

Blogging mind map by Mariana Abeid-McDougall on MultiTalented Writes

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 pitch more publications and potentially

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Literary Magazines that Pay Writers (well)

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Literary magazines have a bad rep for not paying writers (or paying them really poorly). But if your heart is really set on writing short fiction, essays, long-form creative nonfiction, and other pieces that don’t fit well with generic blogs and websites, it’s worth having a look at literary magazines that pay. Here are 10 literary magazines that pay well

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Mind Map for Content Creation: Resources for Writers

Writing Resources Mind Map. The words "resources for writers" is in the middle, and several related words are connected to it by lines.

Over the course of the last year and a bit, I’ve shared several mind maps for niche diversification, which means taking a niche and thinking about related niches, so you can find more leads and earn more as a freelance writer. I’ve also shared a handful of content creation mind maps, where I start a topic and then come up

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Get paid to write about lifestyle (with a twist)

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Lifestyle magazines that pay writers When people think of “lifestyle writing,” some might immediately think of home decor magazines, while others might think of fashion or beauty. But there’s more to “lifestyle” than these assumptions. Here’s a post about getting paid for lifestyle writing—with a twist. These are magazines that pay well for writing on the topics of aging, architecture

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