Daily Writing Tip 70 of 100, Finding Your Niche(s)

For one hundred days, I’m going to post a writing tip each day. I have a whole bookshelf full of writing books and I want to do some reading and increased studying of this valuable resource. This will help me keep track of anything I’ve learned, and help motivate me to keep going. If anyone has a favorite tip of their own to add, contact me. I’d love to put it up here.

Today’s tip – Finding Your Niche(s)

Source – 1,818 Ways to Write Better & Get Published By Scott Edelstein

One of the best and fastest ways to build a writing career and to sell your work talents and services is to find or create a niche and fill it. Better yet, find and fill several. To find or create your own niches, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. What can I do that no one else can?
  2. What do I know or understand that no one else knows?
  3. What have I experienced that few others have?
  4. What ideas do I have that are new or unique?
  5. What perspectives do I have that are special or different? What do I see that do that others do not?
  6. What does the world country state city suburb neighborhood industry etc. need that I can offer?
  7. What seems to be missing that I can provide? But have other writers overlooked?

An intimidating list. It’s hard to imagine that you have something to say that hasn’t been said already.

You are wrong.