Happy Friday! I think I speak for many out there when I say I am ecstatic that the weekend is upon us. This has been a hectic and at times troublesome week in our household, and we are all quite please that the weekend finally arrived. I hope you all have a great weekend. Make sure you do something enjoyable.
Now on to a subject I am going to keep hammering away on, and I’m doing that because I think this is crucial to your writing endeavors.
You must find a niche if you are serious about making money in this writing world, and the more specific the niche the better. I recently wrote an article about six niches within the food article genre. The whole point is to narrow down the field and in so doing you are going to narrow down the competition.
Writing about recipes is lovely but you have a lot of company. However, writing about Italian recipes narrows down the competition. Get it? The same with quilting….there are tons of quilting articles out there, but how many articles are there about 17th Century Amish Quilts?….did they even make them then? LOL
Hopefully you understand what I am saying. Why be one of millions, a small fish in a rather large sea, when you can shrink the competition and be a larger fish in a smaller bay?
Once you have done that, you then need to establish yourself as an expert in your field. You do this by pounding away at the niche. You do this by getting articles published in magazines, and you do this by becoming active in that particular community. Establish yourself as an expert and then doors will open, but you have to believe that you are an expert. In other words,
Fake it till you make it!
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water.”
That kind of ties into what we’re talking about, right? Kind of….:)
ARTICLE OF THE DAY
Great article on building your platform and thus building your writing career…find it here.
PROMPT OF THE DAY
Purely random….now, does it do anything for you? If not, perhaps you need this weekend more than I do. J
SPEAKING OF WEEKENDS
This is a short one today and I’m sure many of you are grateful for that news. J Have a great weekend and as always, thank you so much for visiting. I’ll see you all on Monday.