janefriedman.comMake Your Writing Anxiety Disappear By Thinking SmallMany people I know are ambitious about their writing. Ambition is not bad in and of itself. But it definitely interferes with your writing. If even before you begin a writing project, you are thinking about where you want it to be published and who, you hope, will review it, you are opening the door to anxiety.1
janefriedman.comWhat Good Salespeople Know That Writers ShouldToday's guest post is by author and business person Joanne Tombrakos. What ultimately spurred my decision to self-publish was a quality that had served me well during the 25 years I spent selling commercials on radio and television stations. Impatience. Simply put, I got tired of waiting for someone else to publish
janefriedman.comStart Here: How to Get Your Book PublishedIn order to get your book published, you follow a step-by-step process of: (1) determining your genre or category of work, (2) finding appropriate agents or publishers for your work, (3) preparing your submissions materials (a query letter, usually), and (4) submitting your materials to agents or editors.
janefriedman.com5 Remarkable Writing Prompt & Exercise BooksAfter working at Writer's Digest for a decade-plus, I saw more than my fair share of writing exercise/prompt books—plus I also acquired and edited quite a few. Writing prompts have always been an ever-popular topic of discussion (and usefulness) for writers, regardless of stage of career. Here I'd like to share what1
janefriedman.com2 Questions You Should Memorize for Networking EventsRight now I'm teaching a senior capstone course that prepares e-media seniors to graduate and enter the workforce. There are two required texts: The Education of Millionaires by Michael Ellsberg and Uncertainty by Jonathan Fields. Why these two books? The Ellsberg book focuses on all the practical stuff you don't get
janefriedman.comWhy Writers Should Get Over Pop MusicPop music is the worst thing that could happen to your writing. It's for dates and bad wedding receptions. Turn it off at once. Pop is designed to structure your ideas. Stereo hearts in the dark with pumped up kicks. And it works far too well for a writer's good. As Noel Coward told us, it's extraordinary how potent
janefriedman.comThe Stephen King Guide to MarketingToday's guest post is by Jason Kong. You may remember him from an earlier guest post here at JaneFriedman.com: Are You Making This Marketing Mistake? How does a writer become successful? Here's one simple formula: Write something someone values. Get that something in front of that someone. Put another way, you need