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. As of this writing, 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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 in most genres in which he wrote. … Read more

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 … Read more