The biggest career-changing moves I ever made were a combination of:
- Signing up for Twitter in 2008 & starting the Best Tweets for Writers series (story here)
- Buying my own domain name—long before I ever started using it—in 2005, then actually launching this site in December 2009
What have your career-changing moves been? Writer’s Digest is asking writers to share the small steps they took or decisions they made that at the time maybe didn’t seem that significant, but have made a substantial and positive impact on their writing/publishing careers.
For more details—and to possibly end up making a contribution to the magazine—visit this Writer’s Digest post.
Jane Friedman (@JaneFriedman) has nearly 25 years of experience in the media & publishing industry. 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 professor with The Great Courses (How to Publish Your Book), she is the author of The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press), which received a starred review from Library Journal.
Jane speaks regularly at conferences and industry events such as Digital Book World and Frankfurt Book Fair, and has served on panels with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Creative Work Fund. Find out more.