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

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 … Read more

Featured Writer: Rebeca Seitz

Rebeca Seitz

Whether you write for fun or for pay, it’s always great to make a connection with others who have 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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … 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

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 … Read more

Famous Multi-Genre Author: H. G. Wells

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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. … Read more

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 … Read more

Featured Writer: Sarah Turner

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Featured MultiTalented Writer: Sarah Turner 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.     This week’s … Read more