Christmas is coming, and this is the time of year where a lot of people get crafty (or, like me, attempt crafts and then give up because they’re not patient enough). Either way, it’s a time of year when a lot of people are thinking about handmade things.
If you’re one of those people, today’s mind map should help you out.
Do you love crafts and also love writing? Time to combine the two. There are a lot of different things you can write about when it comes to crafts. Check out this mind map to see all the different things that relate to this topic. Then read on and check out how to use the mind map to get more paid writing gigs.
Here are some examples of how to use this mind map.
Let’s suppose you’re into wood carving.
You could write for a carpentry magazine as well as a craft one. You could write an article about the best kinds of wood for a certain project or about the best carving tools for a miniature project. Both of these articles would work well in either magazine, depending on how you sell it.
Now let’s say you’re into quilting.
You could write for a quilting magazine, but you could also do copywriting for a fabric store. You could create the web copy for a seamstress or tailor. You could write for an education magazine about a project to do with school children. You could write about non-profit campaigns that use quilting as a way to raise awareness of funds. You could write a news story for your local paper about the person who makes quilts for sicks kids in hospital. The opportunities are endless.
If you love arts and crafts in general, there are several things you could write about, and the beauty of it is that you don’t have to stick to arts and crafts magazines.
Some therapists do art therapy; you could certainly write for a therapy or mental health publication about the benefits of crafts for calming down your mind; crafts as a meditative practice, and a lot more.
My city has an intergenerational craft program where older adults are paired with school-age children to do crafts together for an afternoon. This story could fit in to a craft magazine, a magazine targeted at older adults, a mental health publication, or even an education publication. There are many ways you can spin and write this story (and many others) to appeal to these vastly different audiences.
The key to being a successful MultiTalented Writer is to know your audience and the publication’s voice, and write accordingly. Once you master the two keys of multi-niche writing, you won’t ever question yourself about your decision not to niche. These keys are: research and molding your writing to a publication’s style.
I hope this mind map has helped you see things from an outside-the-box perspective. Mind maps are a great tool for writers who choose to write about different subjects and in a variety of formats.
Do you have a mind map you’d like me to make? Please let me know in the comments.