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Blog Spotlight: Jane Friedman: Writing, Reading, and Publishing in the Digital Age

I stumbled upon this blog by accident but it has turned into a really happy accident.  I have discovered a wealth of information, advice, tips, and knowledge in this blog and I hope that when you take a look at the blog you will find it helpful as well.

About the Blog

Jane Friedman is the web editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review, an award-winning national journal, where she leads online and digital content strategy. She also teaches digital publishing at the University of Virginia. Before joining VQR, Jane was the publisher of Writer’s Digest (F+W Media) and an assistant professor of e-media at the University of Cincinnati.

Her expertise on the transformation of the publishing industry has been featured throughout many events and media, including NPR’s Morning Edition, Publishers Weekly, South by Southwest, Nieman Journalism Lab, and AWP. She has also served on panels and advisory boards for a range of nonprofits, such as the National Endowment for the Arts and the Creative Work Fund in San Francisco. You can find her writing at a diverse collection of sites and publications (Publishing Perspectives, Digital Book World, IBPA Independent, and many more), as well as at her blog.

She has been blogging since the early 2000s, and started a professional blog for an audience of writers in 2008 while at Writer’s Digest. Her blog has received numerous awards, including the 2013 Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites Award, ALLI‘s Top Website for Self-Publishers Award, and Top 10 Blogs for Writers in 2011-2012. It receives more than 45,000 unique visitors every month. She experiments and engages with writers and industry professionals across a range of social media platforms, especially Twitter (@JaneFriedman).

In 2011, after being asked so often to predict the future of publishing, she wrote a satire on futurist commentary (The Future of Publishing: Enigma Variations), but most of her work is rather practical and sincere, such as the Beginning Writer’s Answer Book (Writer’s Digest, 2006). Her articles and creative work have appeared in Writer’s Market, Writer’s Digest, the anthology Drinking Diaries (Seal Press, 2012), 3 A.M. Magazine, The Formalist, The Evansville Review, UE Magazine, plus dozens of other publications and websites.


About jcladyluv

Jimmetta Carpenter was born and raised in the Prince George’s County Maryland and has had a very big imagination since a very early age. She has been writing poetry since she was in elementary school around the age of ten. Her love of words has allowed her to express herself in ways in which verbally she can not. She is a freelance writer, blogger, and the author of a collection of poetry, The Art of Love under the Pseudonym Gemini, and a novel titled The Diary: Succession of Lies under the Pseudonym Jaycee Durant. She is looking forward to producing two new online magazines, Write 2 Be, and Write 2 Be*Kids, in 2013 under Write 2 Be Media Co. She is currently working on her third and fourth novels and is looking forward to having a very long and rewarding career in writing and hopes that through living out her dreams she can inspire someone else out there to realize theirs. Her advice to other up and coming authors is to NEVER stop believing in your dreams and don’t ever be afraid to dream big.

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