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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Yes, you’re a creative writer. And you don’t need a niche.

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Freelance Writer. Content Marketer. Nonfiction Book Author. Novelist. Short Story Writer. Poet. We love to compartmentalize everything. And if having a name for the type of writing you do weren’t enough, people want to categorize even further. Oh, you’re a freelance writer? So what do you write about? Oh, you write nonfiction books? What subject? You’re a novelist? What genre?

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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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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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Renaissance People Mind Map

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Mind Map Monday: Renaissance People Mind maps are an excellent way to come up with a tonne of ideas for populating a blog. Whether you write for fun or for pay, having a blog can bring more people to your website—but you have to have regular content coming out to keep people interested. That’s where coming up with as many

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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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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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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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