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The Creative Penn Podcast For Writers

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Rank #40 in Books category

Arts
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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One of the best podcasts out there for authors!

By CafeTerraBlog - Nov 05 2019
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Every episode provides something useful to help better me as an author or to help better my business. I also look forward to the weekly updates of what’s happening in the publishing industry. This podcast is a must listen for me!

Wonderful Podcast For Authors

By pk-DC - Jan 24 2019
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Wonderful podcast for any podcast for any author both on craft and business!!! 🙂

iTunes Ratings

345 Ratings
Average Ratings
324
11
6
1
3

One of the best podcasts out there for authors!

By CafeTerraBlog - Nov 05 2019
Read more
Every episode provides something useful to help better me as an author or to help better my business. I also look forward to the weekly updates of what’s happening in the publishing industry. This podcast is a must listen for me!

Wonderful Podcast For Authors

By pk-DC - Jan 24 2019
Read more
Wonderful podcast for any podcast for any author both on craft and business!!! 🙂
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The Creative Penn Podcast For Writers

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Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing, Creative Entrepreneurship

Rank #1: How To Write Faster And Never Get Writer’s Block With Michaelbrent Collings

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To make a living with your writing, you need to write quality books on a regular schedule. You need to learn to write faster, be more confident about your craft and get over writer's block. In today's show, Bram Stoker award nominee, Michaelbrent Collings shares his tips. In the intro, I mention that I am […]

Apr 04 2016

1hr 4mins

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Rank #2: Redesign Your Life To Prioritize Writing With David Kadavy

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Many of us wish we had more time to write, but few of us are willing to redesign our entire lives in order to make time for writing. In today's interview, David Kadavy talks about how he changed his mindset, processes, and even his country, in order to pursue a life of writing. Just a […]

Jul 02 2018

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Rank #3: 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

1hr 8mins

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Rank #4: Strategy And Business Plans For Authors With Johanna Rothman

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Sometimes we get so bogged down in the minutiae of the writer's life, that we forget to look where we're going. So it's time to take a step back as we hit the mid-year and review your strategy and plan for your author life. And if you don't have one, well, today's the day to […]

Jun 18 2018

1hr 19mins

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Rank #5: How To Write a Mystery With Rebecca Cantrell And J.F.Penn

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There are key elements that mystery readers expect so if you want to write a bestselling or award-winning mystery, check out this conversation with Rebecca Cantrell. In the intro, I talk about the fantastic new audiobook partnership between Draft2Digital and Findaway Voices, which will be open to authors all over the world, give control over […]

Jun 19 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #6: 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

1hr 3mins

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Rank #7: How To Be A Healthy Writer With Dr. Euan Lawson

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If you want to have a long and successful writing career, then you need to look after your body as well as your mind. In today's show, I discuss how to be a healthy writer with my co-author, Dr Euan Lawson. We talk about why writing is great for your health, as well as the […]

Dec 25 2017

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Rank #8: How To Banish Writer’s Block With K.M.Weiland

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Many creatives suffer periods of ‘block,' but there are ways to get through. Today I talk to K.M.Weiland about the different kinds of writer's block and how to deal with them. In the intro, I talk about the crackdown on discount ebook promotional sites as Pixel of Ink announces its shutdown. Plus, the Author Mindset […]

Jun 20 2016

1hr 4mins

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Rank #9: 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

1hr 3mins

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Rank #10: 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

1hr 15mins

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Rank #11: 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 #12: How To Write Diverse Characters With Alex Anders

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The Guardian UK recently reported that diversity is a trend in publishing for 2018, so today, I have an interview with Alex Anders on how to write diverse characters without cultural appropriation or stereotyping, as well as boundaries around language and an interesting discussion on gender fluidity. In the introduction, I mention the launch of Publica, […]

Jan 22 2018

57mins

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Rank #13: 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

1hr 44mins

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Rank #14: Business For Authors. How To Be An Author Entrepreneur. An Interview With Joanna Penn

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An entrepreneur creates value with their ideas. They create a new reality based on thoughts and actions. That surely is the definition of an author! When you're writing your first book, you don't necessarily think about running a business or consider yourself an entrepreneur, but if you keep writing and putting your words in the […]

Nov 29 2017

40mins

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Rank #15: 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

1hr 11mins

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Rank #16: 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 #17: Publishing, Online Business And Tech Trends For Authors In 2018

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We live in the most exciting time in history to be an author and creative entrepreneur. The opportunities are ever-expanding, but only if you embrace the changes rather than trying to cling to the old models. I wrote after my Oregon trip about the stabilisation of the indie author business model in 2017, and the […]

Jan 15 2018

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Rank #18: The Art And Business Of Bookbinding With Lisa Van Pelt

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Print is definitely not dead, and in fact, beautiful print books are having a renaissance. In today's show, I discuss the art and business of bookbinding with Lisa Van Pelt. In the introduction, Amazon announces Amazon Charts, described as a Bestseller List for What People are Really Reading and Buying, as opposed to the opinion based […]

May 22 2017

54mins

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Rank #19: Trends For Authors And Creative Goal Setting 2019

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Happy New Year! I love January. I am filled with energy at the possibilities ahead and look forward to creating, learning and sharing along the way as we head into 2019! In this article and podcast episode, I’ll look at some of the trends that I think will be important for authors in 2019 and […]

Jan 01 2019

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Rank #20: 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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