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Jun 20, 2016

How Publishing Consultant, Educator, and Author Jane Friedman Writes: Part One

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 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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In Part One of the file Jane Friedman and I discuss:

  • Why There’s No Such Thing as an ‘Aspiring Writer’
  • How Changing Venues Can Improve Your Focus
  • Why You Need to Address Your Greatest Fears to get Words on the Page
  • How to Harness the Cloud for Your Word-Processing

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