How do you find your niche in writing
I am currently working on improving my writing skills, but having a challenge defining my niche, would love to hear your thoughts and ideas on how.
Or if by "your niche" you mean your style as an author of non-fiction or fiction literature, I don't have much practical experience there, but maybe practice daily journaling? And then go back and cold read your older writing and ask yourself whether YOU think it sounds sincere, whether it communicates (e.g., brings you back to how you felt in the moment you were writing), whether it's concise or rambling...and then use that critique to improve as you continue your journaling.
Sharon recommends the following next steps:
Darcel recommends the following next steps:
I will recommend to you a great book which is funny, inspiring, and helpful which I've read on my own several times. It's titled "On Writing", by Stephen King the renowned fiction writer.
He explores his own struggles and natural affinities and how he overcame the former and leveraged the latter. One can learn much about the writing process from Mr. King.
This answer is perhaps odd or less prescriptive compared to others but I recommend this book to many people and they learn from and enjoy it. All the best to you in your endeavors.
> Look Beyond the Premise. If your story doesn't have a great premise, you shouldn't be writing it.
> Realize Loving Parts of a Story Isn't Enough.
> Make Your Own Head Explode.
> Look for Characters With Strong Voices and Interaction.
> Look for the Bigger Story. .
> Figure Out What Kind of Story It Will Be.
> Listen to Your Gut!
> Be clear on what you want to achieve with your nonfiction book.
> Understand the subgenre of nonfiction you're going to write.
> Choose the structure for your book.
> Draft an outline.
> Choose your style guide.
> Write, write, write.
Good luck Sharon!