L = Leadership
Writers should try to take the leadership role in the small niche they write about. Without this, writers won’t always want to write and sometimes they will stop writing for a long time.
Wanting to be on the cutting edge of your writing niche can be so motivating. Not only will you consider yourself an expert in your field, but others may consider you that way too when they read your articles in magazine. In order to be a leader in your field, you must want to learn more and more all the time and not get stuck in your ways. In addition, you must focus on one niche at a time in order to become a leader in your field.
There is no more motivating thing than being considered an expert in a niche. Ever since I became an adolescent health expert with Examiner, I have known what to read and what to write about. I was also motivated to write in this area of expertise. So, it is a win-win for everyone concerned.
So, consider being a leader in your designated field. If you don’t have an area of expertise, choose an area to write within, and focus on that area alone until you have a few articles purchased. You will then gain a following, and you may even have people asking for your expertise.
Irene S. Roth
Author and Editor