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Multi-Talented Writers Website Coming Soon!

Things have been a little quiet on this blog for a while. That’s because I’ve been working on a really exciting project for writers who prefer not to pick a niche. For those of us who are multi-talented, multipotentialites, scanners, or renaissance souls, choosing just one thing simply doesn’t work. Unfortunately, everyone and their aunt is trying to convince beginning writers that they must pick a niche or risk failure in their writing business. This is simply not true. As a multi-niche writer myself, I know that writing in various niches and formats isn’t only possible, it’s fun, and it pays.

I’ve been working hard the last few months, learning even more about WordPress, discussion forums, multi-author blogs, and more, to bring you one of my largest projects yet: the Multi-Talented Writers website.

The website has a discussion forum for sharing ideas and asking questions, a blog to give you tips about creating your dream multi-niche writing business, and more. Just for signing up for the mailing list, you’ll receive a FREE guide to help you use one of the best tools for the Multi-Talented: mind maps.

Sign up for the mailing list here for weekly tips and to get your FREE Mind Maps for Freelance Writing Success guide as soon as it’s ready.

Please note that all blog posts in the “For Writers” section of marianamcdougall.com will be moved to multitalentedwriters.com. There’ll also be plenty of other blog posts to give you tips on all aspects of being a professional writer.

The 5 Blogs You Need to Follow if You’re Starting a Writing Career

In February of 2016, I started writing for fun, and I soon discovered my fun could turn into profit. In a matter of months, working very few hours each week, I made enough to finally visit my family in Brazil (it’d been 5 years since I had last seen them). In my road to a writing career, I joined and left many mailing lists, and followed and unfollowed many blogs. Here’s the ones that made the cut – and why.

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How I got my very first submission accepted into a large multi-author blog

How I got my very first submissionpicture

When I told some people close to me that I wanted to be a writer, there was no shortage of negative comments and discouragement.

“It’s a really hard field to get into,” “Everyone wants to be a writer,” “You’ll never make any money doing that,” and comments of the type were pretty standard.

The naysayers can really get to you. They’re probably the reason I ended up moving away from writing in the first place.

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