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.
Posted in Digital Media, E-Books, Getting Published, Marketing & Promotion, Social Media, Writing Advice.

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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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

Lisa Rivero

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


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.


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

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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!

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.


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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.

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