A Simple Tip to Feel More Empowered in the Business of Writing

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Sometimes we can feel discouraged in our accomplishments as writers, especially if we’re receiving rejections or not selling as many books as we’d like.

But I’ve found a proven way to feel better about the progress you’re making, and it involves recognizing how much you’ve learned about the publishing business simply by reading other books and having conversations about those books. You can find depths of meaning in the shared language and goals you’ve developed with the writers around you.

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Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman

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 co-founder and editor of The Hot Sheet, the essential newsletter on the publishing industry for authors.

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. She also has a book forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press, The Business of Being a Writer (March 2018).

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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Shux

Aww beautiful post Jane, I agree, never bring yourself down, just keep going and big things will happen. =)

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[…] A Simple Tip to Feel More Empowered in the Business of Writing (Jane Friedman) Sometimes we can feel discouraged in our accomplishments as writers, especially if we’re receiving rejections or not selling as many books as we’d like. But I’ve found a proven way to feel better about the progress you’re making, and it involves recognizing how much you’ve learned about the publishing business simply by reading other books and having conversations about those books. […]