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

Looking for more?

  • 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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Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in digital media strategy for authors and publishers. From 2001–2010 she worked at Writer's Digest, where she ultimately became publisher; more recently, she was an editor at the Virginia Quarterly Review, where she led digital strategy. Jane currently teaches writing and publishing at the University of Virginia and is a columnist for Publishers Weekly. The Great Courses just released her 24-lecture series, How to Publish Your Book. She also has a book forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press, The Business of Being a Writer (2017). Jane speaks regularly at conferences and industry events such as BookExpo America, Digital Book World, and the AWP Conference, and has served on panels with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Creative Work Fund. Find out more.
Posted in Digital Media, E-Books, Getting Published, Marketing & Promotion, Social Media, Writing Advice.


  1. 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.

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  3. 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!

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  5. Jane,
    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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  11. 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.

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