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This week I have the pleasure of introducing you to Rebeca Seitz, a MultiTalented Writer who’s not afraid to show her authentic self and question everything, as we all should. Read on for more.
1. What is your name and where are you located?
Rebeca Seitz in Naples, Florida
2. Please tell us about your writing!
3. Why do you choose to write in multiple niches?
Wait, there’s an option here? Ha! My brain might go on strike if I forced it to focus only on a specific niche. Writers who can do that are kind of like unicorns for me: shiny, pretty, incomprehensible. I write novels, novellas, biographies, screenplays, magazine articles (on business, parenting a gifted and/or creative child, and coastal living), business materials (press releases, informational kits, websites, social media strategies, etc.) and blog posts. I truly enjoy the variety that each day, each project, brings. Part of my job is rising to each successive challenge and that keeps me interested and alive.
4. Do you blog and write as a hobby, as a part-time job, or do you do it for full-time income?
Yes, yes, and yes. My hobby writing time comes with a journal in hand and, often, the latest issue of Bella Grace Magazine (a fantastic source of introspective prompting). Part-time, I write novels and novellas and screenplays. Full-time, I write magazine articles, business books, and organizational materials.
5. Do you blog on your own platform, for companies, for publications, or for a mixture of these?
I write both for others and myself. I write business books for Executive Growth Strategies, magazine articles for a variety of publications like Foundr Magazine, and organizational materials for non-profits and for-profits that need help to effectively communicate their story to their target audiences. I write novels, novellas, and screenplays first for myself…though I do end up selling those to publishing houses and studios.
6. Where can we read more of your writing?
My latest novella, FIRST BLUSH, just released. If you’re in the market for a sunny summer beach read, that’s the ticket. My novels are published by Thomas Nelson (HarperCollins) and B&H Publishing Group. My novellas were independently published. Magazine articles are for a variety of clients, a larger one being Foundr Magazine. You can see my book-length works here and my Foundr writing at foundr.com. I blog about matters of faith at freevangelic.com. More information is at seitzwrites.com.
7. Why do you believe multi-niche writing is beneficial?
I think multi-niche writing is beneficial for those who are inclined toward it because it allows your brain to work in its optimal fashion. When I’m writing an article about finding investors for a company, parts of my brain are working out the plot problem in my current novel or screenplay. If I tried to just focus on the novel, I wouldn’t be able to get to the solution and I’d end up frustrated – and penniless. Which leads me to another benefit of multi-niche writing: diversity of income.
If the money for one area of writing dries up for a bit, I’m not left high and dry. I just turn my focus toward the other areas that are still going until the money starts to flow again. I owned a public relations firm for nine years and learned then of the power and wisdom in diversifying your income stream. (Also known as… Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.)
8. Is there anything you would like to add?
I’d love to offer a word of encouragement to writers. Sometimes, it’s easy to trick yourself into believing that other writers have it all figured out and are reveling in enormous success. Sometimes we are. Sometimes we aren’t. It’s a business. There are highs and lows. A wise writer learns to be authentic no matter the current altitude. If you’re a writer, then BE a writer in everything you do. Just be a writer already. Learn. Ask questions. Try new avenues. Explore all the ways of writing that spark your interest. As the years pass, a pattern will emerge that shows you yourself.