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Bay Area Bloggers Hangout with Jane Friedman ~ Refreshingly Original !


There are many things about the shake-up frenzy in publishing that are becoming absolutely boring. One example is these dueling articles (read at your own risk…): Why Book Publishers Hate Authors Why Publishers Hate Authors: A Response to an Article that Doesn’t Deserve a Response Then there’s Jane Friedman. And, the Bay Area Bloggers Society. […]

Advice for Authors from Jane Friedman


If you use our Top Tags widget (in the side-bar), Writing Advice & Writing Tips will give you a total of 39 posts to read. Many of those posts are cautionary—be sure you think for yourself, no matter who’s giving the advice—let yourself break rules if the words you write feel right—if you’re just beginning, […]

Writing Blogs That Are about More Than Just The Writing


Back on the 9th of January, I published a post called Fuel for Writers. It had 11 sites that could supply an endless number of writing prompts… But, what about once you’re in the heat of the writing or when you’re preparing to publish or needing to promote? One place to visit would be Publishing … and […]

“How to Write a Great Story: A Roundup of Best Advice”


Today is a re-blog day; but, official re-blogs can only be done from WordPress sites…  So, let’s pretend… If you’re a regular reader, you’ve seen Jane Friedman here many times. Here’s a “re-blog” of her intro to How to Write a Great Story: A Roundup of Best Advice: “Over the last five years, I’ve had the […]

#Gifts for #Writers


Today’s post features Jane Friedman ( I’ve focused on her 41 other times on this blog and, since I tagged this post with her name, you’ll see it at the top of the other posts :-)… From her LinkedIn profile: “I’ve spent more than 20 years in the media industry as an editor, publisher, and professor. From […]