This is an excerpt of Write Your Way Out of the Rat Race…And Step Into a Career You Love by Linda Formichelli.
You want to be a writer. You know that.
But what you don’t know is what the heck you want to write about.
And there are so many choices it can leave you feeling like a kid confronted with all 100 flavors of Ben and Jerry’s.
I’ll help you figure out the best path to take. And don’t worry: You can develop more than one niche, and if one type of writing doesn’t work out for you, you can choose another. It’s not do or die.
Dream vs. Reality
You dream of writing articles about gardening, or blogging on travel topics for a large audience, or writing case studies for non-profits focused on children. Worthy goals!
I know you don’t want to start out writing on topics you’re not passionate about. But I need to tell you that you’ll have the best luck ramping up your writing business fast if you leverage your job and educational background to start getting samples—and money—coming in.[Read more…]