Q: I'm interested in writing in many different categories: adult fiction, young adult fiction, picture books, poetry and, possibly, memoir. Do I need to choose just one to be successful? —Laurie B.
A: Absolutely not. While there are clearly advantages to focusing on one genre—platform building, audience base, honing your skill set—many authors have found success in writing for a broad range of genres. Remember, the bonus of being a writer is that you have the opportunity to dabble in many different forms. If that’s something that interests you, take advantage of it.