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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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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Renaissance People Mind Map

Mind Map about renaissance people, with "renaissance people" in the middle, and lots of related words connected to it via lines.

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 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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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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