About Jan Levine:
I am an IT director and digital media manager with a missions organization, where I have served for six years. I also have had a desire to write because I discovered through putting words on paper an absolute freedom to express my heart. After completing a Master of Divinity degree in Messianic Jewish Studies, as well as completed several biblical counseling courses, I published my first book, “Scarred, A Journey of Restoration.” Published July 16th, 2016, I hope and pray that my story touches the lives of those who read it.
What inspires you to write?
I have a lot that wants to come out, and paper gives me a comfortable place to release those things.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am a seat of my pants type of writer. However, when I have played around with my favorite genre “Fantasy,” I have sketched out various characters so that they would come to life.
What advice would you give other writers?
If you enjoy writing, just write! We live in an era where our publication dreams can come true. There are plenty of forums where you can learn everything you need to proceed. Although, I have learned through my very limited experience (only have published one book), don’t believe everything you read. You should call the source to discover the details. I would also recommend, take your time with each choice you make along your process. There is always more than one way to achieve your goal, so be fully informed before moving forward.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I believe this will be unique for each person. For me, I found self-publishing fun because it taught me to value what publication companies go through. I am sure if a publication company liked my work, and wanted to publish me. They would have taught me everything I needed to know. For someone like myself that enjoys hands on learning, though, self-publication is perfect.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I wish I had something to share here, but I am such a new kid on the block that any answer would be made up without any substantial experience to guide my opinion.
What do you use?: Ghostwriter
What genres do you write?: Autobiography, Christian Life
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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