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The Creative Penn Podcast For Writers

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Rank #50 in Books category

Arts
Business
Education
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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382 Ratings
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Best Podcast For Beginning Writers And Beyond!

By Chloe M. 1997 - May 12 2020
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I started listening to this podcast, and I am a beginning writer which this has helped so much! She gave me confidence that I can actually do this especially with me having a disability (without her actually saying it) (I process things more slower in my mind than others). When I am feeling down her confidence boasts myself back up. The point is anything accomplished is never going to be easy, but it is NOT impossible. Thank you for helping me see I can actually be a writer!

I would not be a published author if it wasn’t for Joanna Penn

By NancyInBlue - Apr 22 2020
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I first checked out The Creative Penn years ago when it interviewed one of my favorite authors, Rachel Aaron. Since then I have been absolutely hooked. The host, Joanna Penn, is just so positive and encouraging. I think it’s safe to say that had she not been there to show me the ropes of indie publishing, I would not have had the guts to take my creative future into my own hands. With my third novel coming out next month, I figured it was past time to thank Joanna with a 5-star review.

iTunes Ratings

382 Ratings
Average Ratings
359
11
7
1
4

Best Podcast For Beginning Writers And Beyond!

By Chloe M. 1997 - May 12 2020
Read more
I started listening to this podcast, and I am a beginning writer which this has helped so much! She gave me confidence that I can actually do this especially with me having a disability (without her actually saying it) (I process things more slower in my mind than others). When I am feeling down her confidence boasts myself back up. The point is anything accomplished is never going to be easy, but it is NOT impossible. Thank you for helping me see I can actually be a writer!

I would not be a published author if it wasn’t for Joanna Penn

By NancyInBlue - Apr 22 2020
Read more
I first checked out The Creative Penn years ago when it interviewed one of my favorite authors, Rachel Aaron. Since then I have been absolutely hooked. The host, Joanna Penn, is just so positive and encouraging. I think it’s safe to say that had she not been there to show me the ropes of indie publishing, I would not have had the guts to take my creative future into my own hands. With my third novel coming out next month, I figured it was past time to thank Joanna with a 5-star review.
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The Creative Penn Podcast For Writers

Latest release on Oct 19, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 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

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Rank #2: Small Press Publishing And Selling Non-Fiction Books With Alison Jones

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Publishing has changed so much in the last twenty-five years and Alison Jones has worked within the industry during that time, switching from the big publishing houses to her own independent imprint. In today's show, we discuss the changes and opportunities in the new publishing world. In the introduction, I talk about launching my co-written […]

May 01 2017

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Rank #3: Tips For Editing Your Book With Natasa Lekic From NY Book Editors

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When you're writing a book, you will reach a point where you can't stand the manuscript anymore. You need expert help to turn it into a quality book, especially when you're starting out. Professional editors can help transform your book, and I continue to use them with my books as I think personal feedback is […]

Jul 09 2018

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Rank #4: 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 #5: Strangers to Superfans. Book Marketing with David Gaughran

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If you want to have a long-term career as an author, you need readers to care about you and want to buy your books over the years to come. So how do you turn strangers into superfans? I discuss this and more book marketing tips with David Gaughran in today's show. In the introduction, I […]

Jun 04 2018

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Rank #6: Keep Going: How To Be Creative For The Long-Term With Austin Kleon

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What does it take to be creative over the long-term, especially in these challenging times? In today's interview, Austin Kleon gives his thoughts on how to Keep Going.   In the introduction, I talk about my thoughts around dealing with coronavirus, plus Sanctuary, Retreat, Belonging: The Importance of Home in Difficult Times, My tips on […]

Mar 23 2020

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Rank #7: Audiobook Production, Distribution And Sales With J. Daniel Sawyer

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Publishing industry reports continue to show the rise of audiobook sales, and there are lots of opportunities for indie authors to get their books out there in audio. In today's show, J. Daniel Sawyer explains some of the options. In the intro, I mention the Digital Book World report on what's fueling the audiobook boom, […]

Apr 24 2017

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Rank #8: The Future of Publishing: AI, Mixed Reality, Machine Learning And More With Thad McIlroy

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In 2007, Apple released the iPhone and Amazon released the first Kindle. A LOT has changed in the publishing world since then. Technology has shifted reading as well as writing and new companies spring up every day that may disrupt the old order of things. Today I talk to Thad McIlroy about the future of […]

Apr 10 2017

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Rank #9: 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

1hr 9mins

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Rank #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: Writing, Publishing And Marketing Non-Fiction. Facebook Live With Joanna Penn

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This is the replay of the Facebook Live I did on Thurs 31 May 2018 for the launch of How to Write Non-Fiction: Turn your Knowledge into Words. I answer questions from a live audience about how to write, publish and market non-fiction. It’s very jolly – there may have been a G&T involved 🙂  […]

Jun 08 2018

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Rank #13: 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

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Rank #14: Foolproof Dictation And Zero Social Media With Christopher Downing

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Have you tried dictation and struggled too much with it? Do you want to use dictation more effectively for writing? In today's interview, Christopher Downing explains his foolproof dictation method. In the introduction, I go through my annual round-up of book sales figures by vendor, format, country, genre, and author name. Plus, I share how […]

Jul 30 2018

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Rank #15: Trust Your Creativity And Choose Yourself With Jen Louden

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How can you continue to create when you're plagued with self-doubt? How can you let go of your fears and trust your creativity in order to move forward as a writer? In today's show, Jen Louden shares her lessons learned about writing and self-care.   In the intro, I talk about Publish Drive's new move […]

Sep 23 2019

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Rank #16: 5 Important Things That Authors Need To Know About Self-Publishing With Mark Dawson

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If you're just getting started in self-publishing, there are some things that you need to know upfront in order to save yourself time, money and heartache along the way. In this interview, I discuss the basics with Mark Dawson from Self-Publishing Formula. In the intro, I discuss the first album produced entirely by AI as […]

Mar 05 2018

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Rank #17: Transitioning To A Full-time Creative Career With Blaire Palmer

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If you want to become a full-time author-entrepreneur, it's not just about quitting your job and starting to write. There are many challenges to face as you go through the transition. In today's show, I talk to Blaire Palmer about mindset, routine and productivity, cashflow management, and more. In the intro, big publishers are changing […]

Aug 12 2019

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Rank #18: How To Write High-Volume Fiction In A Sustainable Way With Toby Neal

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Building a career from writing books requires sustainable creative practices as well as looking after your business and your health. In today's show, I talk to the wise and lovely Toby Neal and I come away refreshed, so I hope it helps you wherever you are on your author journey. In the introduction, I expand […]

Mar 12 2018

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Rank #19: Ebook Bundling For Authors With Chuck Heintzelman

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51% of my fiction book sales income for the last year has been from boxsets, rising to 77% of my Kobo fiction sales income. Without box sets, my income would be significantly less – plus, being in multi-author-boxsets enables me to reach new readers. So if you're not bundling your books, you're missing out on […]

May 15 2017

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Rank #20: Writing Heroes And Villains With Sacha Black

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How do you write villains who are more than just moustache-twirling cut-outs? How do you write heroes with real flaws? In today's interview, Sacha Black gives tips on these writing issues and more. In the intro, Streetlib launches African stores and an international store for indigenous languages [The New Publishing Standard], Draft2Digital now publishes to […]

Mar 04 2019

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