The End of an Era: Goodbye to There Are No Rules

There Are No Rules

On the last day of April 2008, I launched my first professional blog, There Are No Rules.

Every day since then, I’ve thought about what to tell writers that would be helpful, insightful, and a little bit provocative.

While I will no longer be posting my perspective at No Rules (though the archives will remain with Writer’s Digest), here at JaneFriedman.com, you can still get my perspective—and participate in a conversation with me—on writing, publishing, and the future of media.

One thing’s for sure: I’ll be raising the bar, and offering more challenging content. My goal is still to help writers (as well as all creative media professionals) be knowledgeable, proactive, and better in touch with where it’s all headed—and how to engage, adapt or resist. All options are on the table.

Thanks for visiting me here, and I hope I continue to deserve your time.

 

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Jane Friedman (@JaneFriedman) has more than 15 years of experience in the book and magazine publishing industry, with expertise in digital media and the future of authorship. She speaks around the world at events such as BookExpo America, Frankfurt Book Fair, and Digital Book World, and has keynoted writing conferences such as The Muse & The Marketplace. She currently teaches digital media and publishing at the University of Virginia. Find out more.
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43 Comments

  1. Glad you’re still in business.  Just packed up and moved over here, eh?  Looks nice.  First floor, you won’t have to take the stairs anymore.  Will be easy to find again, so, yep, I’ll be seeing you here.  

  2. Sad to see you go from No Rules, but woot woot that you’re going to continue over here.  Definitely following.

  3. Jane,
    I look forward to what you share here on your personal website. I find your content to be so insightful and encouraging. Plus your interviews are always intriguing. 
    I hope the very best for you and a bright future in all your endeavors!

    Be refreshed,
    Dawn

  4. Jane, isn’t it weird how long ago 2008 seems! I am so accustomed to your wonderful blog that it seemed like it represented normal life, that thing we expect to last forever. Best wishes in whatever you choose to do. You deserve the very best.
    Your bud from the Ohio Editors’ Intensive, October 2008 (I think!)
    Lynne Spreen

  5. Godspeed, Jane. We’re coming with you wherever you decide to voice your ideas, answer questions, nurture and challenge and push your flock. Onward and upward! :-)

  6. I’m going to miss your blog, though I’m glad to know you’ll tackle the same subjects here.  

  7. Jane, your voice is always good, always timely, always provocative. Looking forward to its evolution here. (And big thanks for all you’ve done before.)

  8. I concur with Dan…if the bar goes much higher, many of us may need to be fitted with new pole vaulting equipment…excited about following your journey here and your unmatched advice and wisdom.

  9. Thank you for helping fledgling writers like myself. I’m having to start at square one learning to write and am amazed that people buy my books! Feed me insights, mama bird.  Nancy Jill Thames, Author Murder in Half Moon Bay, The Ghost Orchid Murder, From the Clutches of Evil

  10. The queen is dead, long live the queen.  Best of luck on this new venture. Your voice is important.

  11. I can’t say enough good things about you, Jane. I think the numbers that follow you say it all. Thank you for all you do for us.

  12. I’m happy for you, Jane, but I’m bummed about the loss of great, new posts for my WritersMarket.com newsletter. :)

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