My Best Advice for Writers From 2011


Speaking at SXSW PubCamp 2011

Speaking at SXSW PubCamp 2011

Last week I shared 12 Must-Read Articles From 2011. Now I’m going to share a list of the best advice I gave in 2011 as a handy reference.

My Absolute Favorites

General Advice

Getting Published

New Media

Marketing and Promotion

Social Media

Self-Publishing & E-Publishing

Best Guest Posts

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  • Here are my best posts from 2010. Unfortunately, the links in this post no longer work because of the Writer’s Digest site redesign, but if you Google the post titles, you can find the correct link.
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  • Matthew Turner

    Some great links here Jane, you’ve done some great articles in 2011. Let’s hope 2012 is just as exciting for you

  • Jane Friedman

    I hope so, too! Thanks so much.

  • Lisa Rivero

    I know what I’ll be reading this week. Jane, following your blog this year as been one of my highlights. 

  • Mroachsmith

    Thank you, Jane. It is truly an honor to be included in this list. I wish I kept such fine company at home. Might make for better dinner party conversation, yes? We all look forward to your 2012 posts. Enjoy the holidays.

  • Malenalott

    Your articles have helped immensely this year. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.

  • Jane Friedman

    :-) Thanks for sticking with me.

  • Jane Friedman

    It was an honor to have you! And very much agreed about the dinner party conversation.  :)

  • Jane Friedman

    Appreciate you reading & commenting!

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  • Darrelyn Saloom

    Thanks, Jane. It’s an honor to be included in your “Absolute Favorites” since you are my absolute favorite :-)

  • Florence Fois

    Jane, I want to take this moment to thank you for being out there, for your consistent hard work, and for your great links. I am a lover of research, a die-hard reader of the word, and you make my life a better place to be. You do know you are a born teacher and I have always loved great teachers. Happy Holidays and a great New 2012!

  • Anne R. Allen

    The best of the best! Thanks for all the wisdom you impart to the writing community, Jane!

  • Harleena Singh

    Awesome links Jane!

    I have just bookmarked the page to read during the coming holidays- as all of them seem so wonderful and worth visiting. :)Thanks for sharing :)

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  • CG Blake

    Thanks so much. This is packed with so much useful information and links. I could spend hours reading it all; of course, then I wouldn’t have time to write. Thanks for all your wonderful blog posts over the past year and best wishes to you for a happy and successful year in 2012.

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  • Kevin Spear

    Lots of great information here. I know what I’ll be reading over Christmas break!

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  • Jane Friedman

    A wonderful compliment. Thank you.

  • Jane Friedman

    Appreciate you being here, Anne!

  • Jane Friedman

    A pleasure!

  • Jane Friedman

    Ha! Yes. Writing comes first.

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  • Joel Friedlander

    A whole lot of wonderful here, Jane, thanks for having me as a guest, and for everything you do for writers.

  • Traci Kenworth

    Valuable information.

  • Jane Friedman

    Thanks, Joel. You do as much, if not more! Appreciate you stopping by.

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  • Daniel Swensen

    Wow, what a treasure trove of material. This will probably take me days to get through. Thanks, Jane!

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  • Richard Alan

    I’m fairly new to writing and self-publishing.  In my search for information about marketing, I found your posts.  WOW!!!  There is so much valuable information here.  I’ve bookmarked almost every article.  I’m definitely going to follow your blogs.  Thank you for sharing such helpful information.

  • Jane Friedman

    Appreciate you reading & commenting!

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