Freelance Writing Mind Map

Freelance Writing Mind Map: The words "freelance writing" are in the middle, while several related words are connected to it by lines.

  Mind Map Monday: Freelance Writing Mind Map Want to write about writing? That’s basically what I do on this website, and the mind map I’m sharing this week is actually quite useful for me. I wrote a similar one when I started this site, and I still refer to it off and on. I’ve shared a generic writing mind

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Get Paid to Write About Food & Drink

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Love food? Love writing? Love getting paid? How about getting paid to write about food (and drink)? Here are four publications that pay you (well) to write about yummy-ness and related topics.   1. Cooking Detective Cooking Detective is a digital publication seeking product reviews, recipes, how-tos, and other posts relating to cooking. Reports indicate they pay $.46 per word.

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Publishing Mind Map

Publishing mind map showing many connected words, topics, and blog post ideas.

Whether you simply enjoy writing about publishing or are considering starting a small publishing company, there are many things to learn and consider. The publishing industry has changed and evolved very quickly, and the landscape looks very different than it did even ten years ago. If you’d like to write about publishing, there are enough topics to last for a

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Get Paid to Write About Environmentalism & Natural Living

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Want to get paid to write and save the world? Here are three publications that pay for writing about environmentalism and natural living. 1. Earth Island Journal Earth Island Journal has an online and a print version, and they publish stories that “anticipate environmental concerns before they become pressing problems.” They pay a $100 flat rate for online stories and

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Should you quit your job to be a writer?

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Dreaming of becoming a full-time writer? Every writer who lives and breathes to tell stories and share them with the world, whether via creative nonfiction, investigative journalism, or fiction, has probably entertained the idea of becoming a full-time writer. And just as many writers have probably been discouraged from pursuing that dream, by everyone around them. We live in a

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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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Goal Setting Mind Map

Goal Setting mind map. This mind map shows words related to goal setting, to offer ideas for blog posts in the goal setting topic. Mind Map by Mariana Abeid-McDougall, using MindMup on multitalentedwriters.com

Trying to plan content for your blog? Using mind maps can help you think of blog post ideas. Last week, I shared a mind map for the Organization & Productivity category of this blog. Today, I’d like to share a mind map for the Goal Setting category. If you want to write about goal setting, there are many related topics

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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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