Francine is an excellent writer at Coffee House Writers and was recently promoted to an editing position! I wanted to share her insightful article on finding a writing niche and why it is important. You can find the full article here.
Five Reasons Why Finding Your Writing Niche Is Important by Francine Weagle
Do you sit at your computer, knowing you need to write something, but ugh, your motivation is dead? Does a writer’s block plague you? Are you spending ridiculous man-hours researching your topic? If your answer is yes, then you need to change your niche.
Everyone from Jeff Bullas to Work at Home Woman has written about how writers should find their niche. To an extent the advice is sound. It points you in a direction that could lead to a profitable niche. The important thing, though, is to find the niche that makes you excited to write. A point missed in many of the writing gurus’ articles.
The wrong niche drains your desire to write.
The gurus tell you to write what you know and love. That’s not necessarily the best advice. Just because you like something doesn’t mean that you want to write about it.
If you’re unhappy with what you’re writing about, you will lose interest in writing. Don’t let the wrong niche drain your passion for writing. Write about a topic for a few months. Then assess your desire to continue writing about the topic. Still passionate? Then it’s your niche. If you’re feeling less than inspired and more like writing is a chore, it’s time to move on.
Your lack of enthusiasm shows.
You may not think your lack of passion for writing a specific topic shows, but [Read More]