Award-winning blogger, publishing consultant, and author Jane Friedman, took a moment to talk with me about her writing process and the business of scribes.
Ms. Friedman is a digital media strategist with over 20 years in publishing, the co-founder and editor of The Hot Sheet, an “… essential publishing industry newsletter for authors,” as well as the author of the book Publishing 101, an astute collection of essential insights for first time authors.
In addition to her work as an accomplished blogger and former publisher of Writer’s Digest, Jane teaches about the current state of publishing and authorship as a professor at both the University of Virginia, and for The Great Courses.
Her expertise on new media and technology best practices for authors has been featured by NPR’s Morning Edition, The Washington Post, the National Press Club, The Authors Guild, Publishers Weekly, PBS, and many others.
She is hard at work on her forthcoming book, The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press, 2017).
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If you missed the first half you can find it right here.
In Part Two of the file Jane Friedman and I discuss:
- Why You Should Do Your Hardest Tasks First
- A Thought on the Ephemeral Nature of Creativity
- How to Develop Your Voice as a Writer
- Why Discipline Can Take Your Writing from Good to Great
- One Very Important Tip on Creating a Sustainable Career
Listen to The Writer Files below ...
The Show Notes
- Publishing 101: A First-Time Author’s Guide to Getting Published, Marketing and Promoting Your Book, and Building a Successful Career, by Jane Friedman
- The Great Courses: How to Publish Your Book
- The Hot Sheet: Essential Publishing Industry Newsletter for Authors
- Alain de Botton
- Roxane Gay
- Kevin Kelly
- Jane Friedman on Twitter
- Kelton Reid on Twitter