Happy Friday readers and creatives. What a glorious morning to be doing something productive!
What do you do when your muse calls you to write outside of your niche? Are you fearful that by tackling another genre that you might forget to focus upon your calling? I used to struggle with this creative dilemma in the beginning of my writing career, until I realized that what God gave to me shouldn’t be kept boxed in fear, but opened to explore in every aspect of my creativity.
Life writing is my purpose and my brand. Becoming a voice that empowers women to passion, purpose and living their truths became my mission. In this instance, I make a life with my writing, rather than a living. Writing is looked upon these days as a trade rather than a calling. I can see how simple economics adds to this popular train of thought.
As a freelance writer and creative entrepreneur, I use my talents, skills and gifts in other areas where my creativity continues to educate, inform, and entertain, while paying penance to my economic sustainability.
Genres that I’ve written for and found a bit of success in, includes:
Short stories of fiction and nonfiction
One Act Plays
Celebrity News and Entertainment Features
And Content Writing.
I believe writing is a calling whose logistics can be improved upon as one sees fit to garner acceptance and or publication and validation. Your purpose is defined as that thing that nags at you to do what you must to make a difference in the lives of others and becomes your brand or niche.
Do not fear your gifts and abilities beyond your passion and purpose. How will we grow if we never expand our creative horizons?
How do you feel about writing beyond your comfort/niche? Share other genres you enjoy.
2 thoughts on “Writing Outside of Your Niche”
I love the phrase “I make a life with my writing”. I’ve slowly been coming to that realization too. I might not be able to make a living from writing, not yet anyway, but clearly without it I wouldn’t be living. And to “right” to clarify, communicate, support … I hope my words are doing that.
And indeed they are (your words) Ms. Chin! Hi Audrey, so glad you stopped by. I know your work keeps you busier than a buzzing bee:)
Looking forward to seeing Heart Bones on a big screen near me.
Blessings to ya/ Happy Mother’s Day!