Recession Writing

Just as in any job, the more skills you have, the better asset you are to your employer. I think the same goes for writing, particularly in tough times: the more styles and genres you can write, the more marketable you will be.

Although I would love to write middle grade fiction novels, I make money writing children’s fiction and non-fiction stories. Through some work samples from a friend, I learned to write rebuses. For one magazine I have made money writing rebus, historical fiction, and non-fiction pieces. I even wrote a craft article. For another group I have earned a nice sum writing fictional Biblical value stories.

Being willing to diversify your writing will not only help bring dollars into your coffers, it will improve your craft and develop a nice resume.

In this difficult economic market, try branching out a bit. You may be rewarded with some welcome income opportunities.

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