Successful Multi-Genre Author: Isabel Allende

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“Writers won’t be successful unless they pick a niche.”  Are you tired of hearing this advice? Me too. So far, I’ve shared the stories of 27 successful multi-niche writers. And there are many more. Here’s one such author who might inspire you to ignore the dime-a-dozen advice and encourage you to embrace your MultiTalented personality: Isabel Allende.     Isabel

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Famous Multi-Genre Author: Isaac Asimov

With the amount of people telling novice writers that they need to pick a niche to be successful, you’d think no writers ever “made it” if they wrote in multiple genres. Nothing could be further from the truth. I’ve written about several multi-niche writers on this site, from freelance writers who dabble in multiple niches and are well-known in the

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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 box is the exact opposite

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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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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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Featured Writer: Rebeca Seitz

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Whether you write for fun or for pay, it’s always great to make a connection to others with similar interests. That’s why once in a while, you’ll see a featured writer on MultiTalented Writers. Show our featured folks some love by checking out their blogs and leaving a comment. This week I have the pleasure of introducing you to Rebeca Seitz,

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Featured Writer: Heather Bennett

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Whether you write for fun or for pay, it’s always great to make a connection to others with similar interests. That’s why once in a while, you’ll see a featured writer on multitalentedwriters.com. Show our featured folks some love by checking out their blogs and leaving a comment.   Heather Bennett is a MultiTalented Writer I met through a Facebook group called

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Successful Multi-Genre Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

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If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know what I think of the advice to niche or risk being unsuccessful: it’s a bunch of hype, mostly not applicable to creatives. Writers are by nature creative people, and creative people like to experiment, get out of their comfort zone, and see what they can make. For

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Indigenous Authors for June 21st

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June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. Canada has an extremely complicated history with its indigenous peoples, and unlike many would like to think, this history is recent—as recent as 1996, when the last residential school closed.  The history between settlers and Canada’s indigenous people didn’t end with the signing of treaties—some of which continue to be dishonored.

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Successful Multi-Genre Writer: J. K. Rowling

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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 might just write white papers,

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