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A Debut Author’s Reflections on Her First Releases – Jen Crane

What. A. Whirlwind. After months (years, including the writing) of self-reflection and improvement, research, preparation, social media building, and promo my book release date has come and gone. Was it everything I’d hoped it would be? Well, I had researched enough not to expect too much, so yes! In the end I was so glad… Continue reading A Debut Author’s Reflections on Her First Releases – Jen Crane

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Perfecting (or overthinking) the Self Published Novel – Jen Crane

A writer can learn a lot about herself while writing and preparing to publish novels. I, for example, have learned my neurosis knows no bounds. I have chosen to take the sound advice of successful authors like Sylvia Day, and hold on to my first book until I can release more in the series. Sylvia’s… Continue reading Perfecting (or overthinking) the Self Published Novel – Jen Crane

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Self-Publishing Lessons Learned by Jen Crane

I’ve mentioned before that my first two books will release October 6th. I’m self-publishing and loving it, though the mountains of new information and abilities I’ve gained in this process cannot be overstated. From typing those first words into Scrivener to uploading to CreateSpace, there are a million processes in between. Also a million rookie… Continue reading Self-Publishing Lessons Learned by Jen Crane

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Jen Crane – When Author And Reader Expectations Don’t Match Up

Is it just me, or are there some seriously great book-to-primetime TV series out there right now? And if you’ve been watching, wow. Nail-biting season finales, right? The Starz series Outlander follows very closely the popular Diana Gabaldon series of books. HBO’s Game of Thrones is one of my personal favorites. And then of course… Continue reading Jen Crane – When Author And Reader Expectations Don’t Match Up