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Rank #188 in Arts category

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Books
Self-Improvement
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Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing, Creative Entrepreneurship

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Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing, Creative Entrepreneurship

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371 Ratings
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Top Notch From Start to Finish

By Stan Dubin - Feb 15 2020
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I love everything about this podcast. I love her news and notes in the beginning. I love how she can get in depth interviews done with BOTH the host and her guest very comfortable with each other. I love Joanna's British (Australian?) accent. I love ... What's that? For a second there, I thought my wife was behind me reading this review... she's not. All is well. I just love everything about Joanna's podcast. Natural, informative, funny and up-lifting.

Helpful, Insightful, and Practical Advice

By Xtinakaye - Jan 29 2020
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Joanna, your podcast has inspired me in so many ways. Not only do I listen regularly, I take notes on all the advice given by you and your amazing guest hosts. Listening to your show feels like having a conversation with a friend about our book journeys. Please keep doing all that you do for authors everywhere.

iTunes Ratings

371 Ratings
Average Ratings
349
11
6
1
4

Top Notch From Start to Finish

By Stan Dubin - Feb 15 2020
Read more
I love everything about this podcast. I love her news and notes in the beginning. I love how she can get in depth interviews done with BOTH the host and her guest very comfortable with each other. I love Joanna's British (Australian?) accent. I love ... What's that? For a second there, I thought my wife was behind me reading this review... she's not. All is well. I just love everything about Joanna's podcast. Natural, informative, funny and up-lifting.

Helpful, Insightful, and Practical Advice

By Xtinakaye - Jan 29 2020
Read more
Joanna, your podcast has inspired me in so many ways. Not only do I listen regularly, I take notes on all the advice given by you and your amazing guest hosts. Listening to your show feels like having a conversation with a friend about our book journeys. Please keep doing all that you do for authors everywhere.
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The Creative Penn Podcast For Writers

Latest release on Feb 17, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Stop Worrying, Start Writing. How to Overcome Fear and Self-Doubt with Sarah Painter

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Self-doubt and fear of failure are a normal part of the creative process, but that doesn't make them any easier to deal with. In today's show, Sarah Painter talks about how to write during the inevitable ups and downs. In the introduction, I talk about lessons all authors can learn from Dean Wesley Smith's article […]

Aug 28 2017

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Rank #2: How To Write Fast, Publish Slowly And Focus On Your Author Marketing With Rachel Aaron

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We all have limited time, and part of being a successful author is knowing what to focus on. In today's show, I talk to Rachel Aaron about how to write more words faster, edit and publish carefully, and how to decide which marketing strategies will work for your books. In the intro, I reflect on […]

Jul 10 2017

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Rank #3: The Business Of Being A Writer With Jane Friedman

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You can make a living with your writing if you change your mindset and educate yourself around the business as well as the craft of being a writer. In today's show, I discuss multiple streams of income with Jane Friedman. In the intro, I get excited about How to Write Non-Fiction, as I have just […]

Apr 09 2018

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Rank #4: Top 5 Mistakes Of Indie Authors With Ricardo Fayet From Reedsy

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Learn from the most common mistakes that indie authors make and save yourself time, money and heartache in today's show with Ricardo Fayet from Reedsy. In the introduction, I mention my thoughts on the Independent Publishers Guild autumn conference and what we can learn from print-focused retailers. Plus, Audible expands into a Canada-specific site, Siri […]

Sep 25 2017

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Rank #5: Use Your Own Life Story To Bring Depth to Your Writing with Steven Pressfield

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Steven Pressfield is a mentor to many writers through books like The War of Art and Turning Pro.  But Steve learned his creative lessons the hard way, and he shares that story in his new book, The Knowledge. In this interview, I ask Steve how he turned real life into fiction, accessing the darker side […]

Jan 30 2017

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Rank #6: How To Make A Million With Your Books With Dean Crawford

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Writing books is not a get rich quick scheme … but it can be a get rich slowly scheme, and provide a rewarding, creative life. In today's show, I discuss writing, publishing and book marketing with Dean Crawford. In the introduction, I talk about the ‘fake news' from the Publishers Association as reported on the […]

May 08 2017

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Rank #7: How To Write Emotion And Depth Of Character With Becca Puglisi

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Maya Angelou said, “People will forget what you said and did, but they won’t forget how you made them feel.” This is true whether you write fiction or non-fiction, and in today's show, I talk about how to write emotion with Becca Puglisi.  In the introduction, I talk about KDP Print proof and author copies […]

Feb 12 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #8: How To Write a Novel In A Month #NaNoWriMo With Grant Faulkner

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Is it your dream to write a novel but you just don’t know where to start? Have you written lots of non-fiction but secretly, you'd love to write fiction? In today's interview, I talk to Grant Faulkner about tips for writing a novel in a month, whether that's part of #nanowrimo, or whenever you decide […]

Oct 14 2019

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Rank #9: Story Genius: How To Use Brain Science to Write a Riveting Novel with Lisa Cron

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What makes a story memorable? What keeps readers turning the pages? Lisa Cron explains her tips for writing a story that readers love. This is a pre-recorded intro as I am currently traveling in Israel. If you want to see the photos, pop over to Facebook.com/JFPennAuthor This podcast is sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, which […]

Nov 07 2016

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Rank #10: The Importance Of Time For Selling Books And Building An Author Career With Bryan Cohen

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Finding time to write while juggling family and work commitments is one of the hardest things for creatives. It also takes time to build your writing career once you do get some books out there. Today, Bryan Cohen and I discuss these issues as well as tips for selling more books. In the intro, I […]

Apr 03 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #11: Trust, Visibility, Mobile Storytelling And Blockchain For Books: Lessons Learned From London Book Fair 2018

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Today I have a solo show on what I learned at London Book Fair (LBF), including the challenges that authors are facing, and what they are doing about it. Plus, my thoughts on Blockchain for Books and monetizing mobile reading apps.  In the intro, I mention the additional report on LBF that noted a drop […]

Apr 23 2018

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Rank #12: Author Mindset: Your Road Map To Winning Creative Battles With Tim Grahl

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If you struggle with the creative process, you are not alone. If you find the myriad things we have to do every day as authors a little overwhelming, you are not the only one! In today's show, Tim Grahl shares honest thoughts and tips from Running Down A Dream. In the intro, I comment on […]

Sep 10 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #13: Find And Serve Your Niche For Long Term Success With Chris Brogan

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This is one of those landmark interviews for me because Chris Brogan was one of the first people I followed online. His book, Trust Agents, shaped the way I run my business, and his video on the 10-year overnight success helped me through difficult times. So I'm thrilled to have Chris on the show today. In […]

Feb 20 2017

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Rank #14: Verbalize: Strengthen Your Writing With The Power Of Words With Damon Suede

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The craft of writing has many levels — structure, character, plot, emotion, depth and much more — but all of these can be strengthened by your choice of words. In today's show, Damon Suede gives some tips on using active verbs to bring your writing alive. In the intro, I reflect on what I learned […]

Mar 25 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #15: How To Be A Successful Company Of One With Paul Jarvis

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What if you could scale your revenue without growing your expenses? What if you could make a living with your writing but still remain alone in your writing room? I discuss these questions and more today with Paul Jarvis. In the intro, I talk about second-hand book sales [Dean Wesley Smith], how the death of […]

Jan 21 2019

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Rank #16: How To Self-Publish And Market A Children’s Book With Karen Inglis

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Self-publishing books for children can be challenging because of higher printing costs and difficulties in marketing to your target market. In today's show, Karen Inglis explains how she sells thousands of copies of her books for children and tips for how you can do it too. In the intro, I mention my own writing update […]

Aug 13 2018

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Rank #17: Real Artists Don’t Starve. Creativity And Money With Jeff Goins

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It's time to banish the poor author back to the garret and explode the myths of the penniless creative. Choose the model of Picasso and Michelangelo, merging creativity and business to get your words out in the world, change lives and grow your bank account. We live in the best time in history to be […]

Jul 17 2017

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Rank #18: Creative Entrepreneurship And Being Boss With Emily Thompson

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Can you really make a living with your creativity and have a happy, healthy life? In today's episode, Emily Thompson talks about how to be your own boss in a creative business, and how to set boundaries that enable you to live life to the full. In the short introduction, I mention my experience at […]

Apr 16 2018

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Rank #19: Exclusivity vs Publishing Wide For Ebooks, Print, And Audio With Joanna Penn

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Should you publish exclusively on Amazon or should you publish your books wide, making them available on every platform, in every country and every format possible? In today's episode, I explain your options and my own choices as an independent author. In the introduction, The Amazon Conundrum, Lindsay Buroker's thoughts on KU; Draft2Digital announce Reading […]

May 06 2019

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Rank #20: Author Email List And Newsletter Tips With Tammi Labrecque

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Building your author email list is one of the fundamentals of book marketing, but how can you grow it more effectively to sell more books? Tammi Labrecque explains in today's interview. In the introduction, Wattpad launches Wattpad Books [Publishing Perspectives], and you can listen to an interview with Ashleigh Gardner on Wattpad here. I've been […]

Jan 28 2019

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