Should you quit your job to be a writer?

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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 them. We live in a

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Famous Multi-Genre Author: H. G. Wells

Photograph of author H. G. Wells circa 1915-1920. Photo from Library of Congress archives.

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. Wells didn’t just write science

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Goal Setting Mind Map

Goal Setting mind map. This mind map shows words related to goal setting, to offer ideas for blog posts in the goal setting topic. Mind Map by Mariana Abeid-McDougall, using MindMup on multitalentedwriters.com

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 the Organization & Productivity category of this blog. Today, I’d like to share a mind map for the Goal Setting category. If you want to write about goal setting, there are many related topics

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How to use an email list to grow your audience

digital rendering of an envelope with the @ symbol as a seal. Email marketing: how to grow your audience with an email list

How to grow your audience with a mailing list I’ll start this post about growing your email list with a full disclosure: I don’t have a large email list. I’ve had this website for two years, and though I know exactly what it takes to grow an email list, I’ve been spending my limited time filling my websites with great

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Successful Multi-Genre Author: Nora Roberts

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If you’ve been around this blog for a while, you know I call BS on the “you’ll only be successful if you stick to a niche” advice. Somewhere, some time, some influential people decided that for a business to be successful, you had to have a small niche. This might work for brick and mortar businesses, but in the digital

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Mind Maps for Content Creation: Organization & Productivity

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If you’ve been reading this blog a while, you’ve probably gathered that I love mind maps. They help you think outside the box and creating them is a great exercise in seeing connection between topics. The mind maps I’ve shared on this website so far can definitely help freelance writers diversify their niches and find more places to pitch their

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7 Places that Pay You to Write about Education

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Want to get paid to write about education? While some education magazines only publish articles by teachers, students, or homeschooling parents, others open their submissions to any freelance writer with knowledge on the subject. Check out the list below and get paid to write about education. 1. Boy’s Life Boy’s Life is the magazine of the Boy Scouts of America.

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Why multipotentialites make great freelance writers

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Multipotentialites, scanners, polymaths, renaissance people, MultiTalented people. It’s only fitting that those with multiple interests don’t agree on a single name to call themselves. We defy categorization; we don’t have a single answer to “what do you do?” and we live for learning opportunities in various fields. Multipotentialites have great personalities to excel in a variety of fields, and in

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Successful Multi-Niche Writers: Neil Gaiman

Writing “gurus” would have you believe you’ll never be successful unless you pick one genre or niche and stick to it. If you’ve read anything on this site, you know how I feel about that advice. But there’s a catch. If you’re a writer of books and want to be traditionally published, there is some truth to picking a genre. Notice

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