When You Have Anxieties About Change

Writer Unboxed

Yesterday, I was a guest over at Writer Unboxed, discussing the anxieties that surrounded my move from “Writer’s Digest blogger” to “independent blogger.” Here’s a snippet.

When it comes to personal change, I feel protective of what story gets told about it. As writers, we should be super-cognizant of the power of storytelling in our own lives. The stories we tell about our lives become our lives. Plus the stories we tell about ourselves send signals to others about how they should respond and treat us. (Remember this!)

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Jane Friedman (@JaneFriedman) has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She is the publisher of The Hot Sheet, the essential newsletter on the publishing industry for authors, and was named Publishing Commentator of the Year by Digital Book World in 2019.

In addition to being a columnist for Publishers Weekly, Jane is a professor with The Great Courses, which released her 24-lecture series, How to Publish Your Book. Her book for creative writers, The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press), received a starred review from Library Journal.

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.

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