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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Featured Writer: Rebeca Seitz

Rebeca Seitz

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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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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Successful Multi-Genre Author: Nora Roberts

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If you’ve been around this blog for a while, you know I call BS on the “you’ll only be successful if you stick to a niche” advice. Somewhere, some time, some influential people decided that for a business to be successful, you had to have a small niche. This might work for brick and mortar businesses, but in the digital

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Why multipotentialites make great freelance writers

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Multipotentialites, scanners, polymaths, renaissance people, MultiTalented people. It’s only fitting that those with multiple interests don’t agree on a single name to call themselves. We defy categorization; we don’t have a single answer to “what do you do?” and we live for learning opportunities in various fields. Multipotentialites have great personalities to excel in a variety of fields, and in

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Successful Multi-Niche Writers: Neil Gaiman

Writing “gurus” would have you believe you’ll never be successful unless you pick one genre or niche and stick to it. If you’ve read anything on this site, you know how I feel about that advice. But there’s a catch. If you’re a writer of books and want to be traditionally published, there is some truth to picking a genre. Notice

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Successful Multi-Niche Writers: Stephen King

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Love him or hate him, Stephen King has an incredible track record for both publishing books and selling them. King has written over 80 books in his lifetime, which together have sold over 350 million copies. He writes frequently, and he writes in more than one niche. The “king” of the horror genre, even this famous author doesn’t stick to

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