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The Key Value That Makes Retreats Magical

When hosting a retreat, whatever the subject, providing small, achievable steps lets your participants feel that what they’ve done matters.
Business Bootcamps for Writers: Join Me Next Week!

Business Bootcamps for Writers: Join Me Next Week!

Next week, I am delighted to be moderating two panels in partnership with The Authors Guild Foundation on paths to publication, which are part of a larger series, Business Bootcamps for Writers.
Sunday Business Sermons

Join Me for Sunday Business Sermons (Free)

A series of informal talks about the business of writing, publishing, and making a living predominantly online. 3pm Eastern via Zoom, Facebook and YouTube.
Emerging Writers Festival

Jane’s Guide to Getting the Most Out of a Writers Conference

Here's what I've learned over 20 years about making the most of any writers conference, whether you're an attendee or a speaker.
Jane speaking in Indiana in July

Indiana in July: Beginner and Advanced Workshops for Writers

In late July, I'll be returning to my home state of Indiana to offer two workshops: one for beginning writers and another for published authors.
Jane Friedman speaking

Upcoming Events and Classes with Jane

This spring, I'll be on the road speaking at a wide range of events on the East Coast (and one in Europe).
AWP 2018: Tips on the Business of Writing and Publishing

AWP 2018: Tips on the Business of Writing and Publishing

For AWP 2018, I hired a team of writers to help me cover business-related sessions, as part of the launch for my newest book (official release date: March 16). Their blog posts are available over at the companion website for the book.
MWW 2017 photo by Gail Werner

A Love Letter to Midwest Writers Workshop (Why It’s Worth Saving)

I have been speaking at the Midwest Writers Workshop in Muncie, Indiana, continuously since 2003. Here's why I keep returning, year after year.
author platform

Near Charlottesville? Join Me for a Master Class in Author Platform

I'm offering a month-long master class in author platform in August 2017, in collaboration with Writer House in Charlottesville, Virginia. 
Memoir Class

A New Memoir Class Starting April 17: Perfect for Beginners

Memoir, as William Dean Howells said, is the “most democratic province of the republic of letters.” Indeed, the genre is evidence that every person in the world has a worthy story to tell, that it’s not what the story is but how it’s told that engages a reader.
writing classes and workshops

Where to Find Opportunities to Teach (and Supplement Your Writing Income)

While you may wish to run your writing class completely by yourself (and I recommend it), you may also want to consider partnering. Here are the options.
Playa, Summer Lake, Oregon

Writing Retreats: Bringing the Goodness Back Home With You

On the last day of your retreat or on your way back home, pose this question to yourself and take it seriously: How can I take the way I’m feeling home with me?
DBW 2017

Join me at Digital Book World 2017

I'm working with Digital Book World 2017 on a full-day of programming devoted to indie authorship and digital publishing.
Teachable Summit

Join Me to Discuss the Rise of the Writer-Entrepreneur

Next week, I'm participating in the Book to Course Virtual Summit, a free event hosted by Teachable. I'll be discussing the rise of the writer-entrepreneur.
Jane's Facebook office hours

I’m Starting Official (Free!) Office Hours

Join me for official hours on Facebook—it's free to everyone. You can ask questions about whatever challenge you're currently facing.
Jerry B. Jenkins

Join Me for a Free 1-Hour Class on the Secrets of Storytelling

In a free one-hour class, New York Times bestselling author Jerry B. Jenkins will reveal the common plot mistakes he sees writers make, as well as his own personal storytelling tips—solutions that changed everything for him once he discovered them.
World Domination Summit

3-Hour Book Publishing Class With Me & Agent David Fugate

This summer, I'm proud to be speaking at one of the academies at the World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon.
Future of Publishing

Thinking Beyond the Book to Tell Your Story

Consider the story or message you wish to share, rather than focusing on the container.
ALLI Indie Recon

Free Class on Content Marketing

On April 15–17, ALLI is hosting IndieReCon, a free online conference on self-publishing and reaching readers. Jane will speak on content marketing.
The Little Magazine in Contemporary America

The Future of the Gatekeepers

I'm a proud contributor to an anthology releasing this week from University of Chicago Press, The Little Magazine in Contemporary America, edited by Ian Morris and Joanne Diaz.