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The Creative Penn Podcast

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Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing, Creative Entrepreneurship

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Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing, Creative Entrepreneurship

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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!!! 🙂

Always inspiring!

By Sylvia Hall - Mar 08 2018
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Listening to this show always puts me in a positive mood and gets me ready to write!!

iTunes Ratings

292 Ratings
Average Ratings
277
10
2
1
2

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!!! 🙂

Always inspiring!

By Sylvia Hall - Mar 08 2018
Read more
Listening to this show always puts me in a positive mood and gets me ready to write!!
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The Creative Penn Podcast

Updated about 1 month ago

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Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing, Creative Entrepreneurship

Rank #1: 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
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #2: Write The Heart Of Your Story. Tips For Writing Emotion With CJ Lyons

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As Maya Angelou said, “They may forget what you said and did, but they won’t forget how you made them feel.” If you can move the reader with your writing, they will remember you and become a fan. And that’s true with whatever you’re writing In today's show, I interview CJ Lyons about tips for […]
May 09 2016
51 mins
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Rank #3: 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
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #4: Turn Your Core Values Into The Heart Of Your Author Business With T. Thorn Coyle

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Your author business can be an extension of your values and another step on the journey of your life. In fact, if you can integrate your truth into your writing, it will only be more powerful, as I discuss with T. Thorn Coyle in today's show. In publishing news, I talk about #cockygate [Writer Beware] and […]
May 14 2018
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #5: How To Write 50,000 Words In A Month With Grant Faulkner

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NaNoWriMo changed my writing life in 2009 when I wrote the first few thousand words of what eventually became Stone of Fire. Writing a speedy first draft without self-censoring is still what I aim for with my books, and in today's show I discuss how it can be done with Grant Faulkner. In the intro, […]
Jun 27 2016
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #6: Writing Fast And Tips For Successful Self-Publishing With Russell Blake

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I'm thrilled to have one of the uber-indies on the show today! Russell Blake is one of the most prolific and successful indie authors and in this show he shares his thoughts on writing fast, maintaining a prolific schedule and staying healthy, plus what it takes to stand out in a crowded market. In the […]
Dec 14 2015
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #7: How To Build A Youpreneur Business Around A Personal Brand With Chris Ducker

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How do we stand out in a world where everyone can write a book or upload a photo or start a YouTube channel or podcast? How can we share our stories in an authentic manner and still make a living? In today's show, I discuss the Youpreneur business model with Chris Ducker, where building a […]
Feb 26 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #8: How To Make Money Writing Short Fiction With Douglas Smith

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Short stories are creatively satisfying, but they can also bring multiple streams of income through different intellectual property licensing options. In today's show, award-winning short story writer, Douglas Smith, explains how you can make money writing short fiction. In the introduction, I talk about the implications of Disney buying the intellectual property assets of 21st […]
Dec 18 2017
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #9: 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
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #10: 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
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #11: 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
57 mins
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Rank #12: 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
1 hour 44 mins
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Rank #13: How To Write Memorable Characters With Jen Blood

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If you write fiction, then creating characters is a must-learn skill. Today I talk to Jen Blood about creating memorable characters. In the intro, I mention the new Draft2Digital Universal Book Links, Amazon launch KU in Japan, Apple launch an Instagram account for iBooks and I discuss lessons learned from the Forbes Richest Author List. […]
Aug 08 2016
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #14: 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
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #15: 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
1 hour 18 mins
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