Jane Steen

About me

I’m a fledgling historical writer, self-publishing my first novel in 2012. I owe my love of historical fiction to my mother; the fact that she named me after Jane Eyre doomed me to love all things 19th century. I’ve had a number of freelance and in-house writing/translating jobs over the years, but went fully freelance in 2009.

From my website

A bit more on ethics, from other people (mostly)

Image credit: erincutku on FreeImages.comMy two posts on author ethics (for the Alliance of Independent Authors—ALLi—and on this blog) seem to have hit one of those waves that sometimes happen to writers, and I've spent much of the last couple of weeks meeting like-minded people online, dealing with the comments…

SelfControl and toggl: mastering my time

Photo credit: Ducks in a Row by whitepines on FreeImages.comEvery so often I go on a productivity bender, where I start obsessing about how unproductive I am and how I Need To Do Better. This inevitably results in the acquisition of apps, because in my nerdy brain nothing helps creativity…

Ethics: self-publishing's elephant in the room

Image credit: Banksy art exhibit "Barely Legal" in Los Angeles, 16 September 2006.Reproduced under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic licenseInstead of posting on my usual Monday slot, I waited a while to see the outcome of this post I wrote for the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). The short version is…

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