Blog Profile / The Creative Penn

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Archived Since:July 26, 2010

Blog Post Archive

5 Lessons Learned From Writing 10 Fiction Books

Deviance is out today! It’s my tenth fiction book, the 3rd in the London Psychic series which completes the trilogy. There are also 7 books in the ARKANE series, 4 novels and 3 novellas. So these days, I finally feel like I have a bit of a clue about what I’m doing so here’s a […]

Genre, Story Tips And Getting A Film Deal With Charles Harris

It’s always good to learn from industry professionals outside our direct area of writing. Today I discuss genre, loglines and getting a film deal with Charles Harris. In the intro, I mention some VERY exciting news! I’ve just hired my husband out of his corporate job to join the business and that gives me more […]

Start Before You Know What You’re Doing. Interview With Joanna Penn On The Writer’s Journey.

I’m in my 7th year of the writing journey and things have changed a LOT in that time! In this interview on Lovelyn Bettison’s Imagine the Possibilities podcast, I go through how it all got started, how I changed careers and what I’ve learned along the way. I talk about going from newbie author to […]

Digital, Mobile, Global, Indie? The Future Of Publishing With Thad McIlroy

Regular listeners will know that I am a (not so closet) futurist. Today I get to indulge my passion with Future of Publishing author, publishing consultant and speaker, Thad McIlroy. Yes, we both get super excited about mobile, digital, global sales and the creative disruption of indies! In the intro, I round up my time […]

Ambition, Writing Tips And Being An Indie At #ThrillerFest15

This was my third Thrillerfest and as in previous years, I was amongst my tribe! I also heard several other authors say the same thing, “I couldn’t find my people anywhere else, but here, I feel at home.” Here are some of my highlights from this year and you can also check out my 2012 […]

Social Media Tips For Writers With Frances Caballo

I learned a ton of new stuff about social media in this interview with Frances Caballo from SocialMediaJustForWriters. I know you will too! I’ve scheduled this in advance as I am away in New York for Thrillerfest. In the intro I mention Deviance, which is out on pre-order right now at a reduced price of […]

Webinar: Find Your First 10,000 Readers And Put Your Book Marketing On Autopilot With Nick Stephenson

I’ve shared before how Nick Stephenson’s advice helped me to grow my own fiction email list substantially, so I am super excited to be able to present this webinar for my audience. Click here to learn more and book your seat at the webinar. This is a free value-packed webinar with Nick covering: Why Amazon […]

Audiobook Production And Marketing Tips with Jeffrey Kafer

I’m super excited about growth in audiobook sales in the coming year and today I discuss lots of interesting aspects with Jeffrey Kafer, award winning voice talent and narrator for one of my latest audiobooks, One Day in New York. In the intro, I mention my tech and health gremlins, the KDP Select page count […]

Writing Habits And Routines, Filling The Creative Well And More Tips On Writing And Productivity

This is an excerpted chapter from my latest book, How To Make a Living with Your Writing. You can’t make a living from your writing if you’re not actually writing. And while writing may seem easy to some and it has its fun moments, it’s actually really hard work! I think it’s the best job […]

Do You Want To Move From Author To Entrepreneur? Check Out The Self-Publishing Summit

I’m super excited about the Self-Publishing Summit, coming up July 12 – 23 – and you can access the amazing speakers for free! Read on to find out more. 35 top authors and entrepreneurs will be speaking and the event’s broken down into 3 steps so it’s easy to navigate. You can get access to […]

On Writing And Mindset For Indie Authors With Susan Kaye Quinn

So much of becoming a successful author, indie or otherwise, is about mindset. Today I talk to Susan Kaye Quinn about some of the biggest issues we all have as writers: self doubt, fear of judgement and comparisonitis. We also go into branding and tips on organizing your marketing. In the intro, I mention the […]

New Book: How To Make A Living With Your Writing by Joanna Penn

Here’s my latest book for authors! Now my business has ticked into six figures, I wanted to share how that breaks down and how you can do it too. Would you like to leave your job and make a living with your writing? This book will show you how. I spent 13 years working as […]

Q&A On Writing, Self Publishing And Book Marketing

Today I’m answering some of your questions from The Creative Penn survey – talking about self doubt, what defines a good book, discipline and habits, ideal genres, editing and time spent on marketing. In the intro, I mention the changes with Amazon Kindle Unlimited payments move to page reads as well as machine learning for […]

Gaming, Writing And Collaboration With Nathan Meunier

Gamers love their games, many are addicted and are passionate about the experiences they are immersed in. I think we’d all love to see more of that addictive behavior around books! In today’s show, I interview Nathan Meunier, an author and game journalist, about what we can all learn from gaming. In the intro I […]

Writing Fast, Building An Audience And Facebook Advertising For Authors With Mark Dawson

Recently, Forbes ran an article about Mark Dawson with the headline: Amazon pays $450,000 a year to this self-published writer. Today, I interview Mark about how he writes fast, the empowerment of being indie, Facebook advertising and email list marketing. In the intro I talk about my cycling trip to Croatia which was a much […]

Virtual Reality For Writers, Publishing And Gaming With Rob Morgan

I’ve been excited about virtual reality for a while now and today I finally get to do a whole show on it! Rob Morgan explains what VR and augmented reality are, how the technology impacts writers and storytelling as well as discussing what the future might hold for gaming, education, retail and VR socializing. […]

Making Time to Write When You Have Young Children: Mission Impossible?

When I speak at writing events, one of the most common questions is how to find time to write when life is just so busy for everyone. We all struggle with this regardless of our family situation and I’m happily childfree (by choice), but I have lots of friends with children who juggle multiple conflicting […]

Writing Horror And Making A Living With Your Writing With Michaelbrent Collings

Some of the loveliest authors I know write horror and Michaelbrent Collings is one of them! Today we discuss the boundaries of the horror genre, writing to heal, screenwriting and multiple streams of income. Super fun In the introduction, I talk about the change to the podcast – it will now go out every Monday […]

Pros And Cons Of Being An Indie Author

I spent last weekend at CrimeFest in Bristol alongside lots of amazing crime authors, both traditionally published and indie authors. It was a fantastic time and I met some super people … I found myself in a number of conversations with authors who wanted to know what their publishing options were in a fast-changing market. […]

All Your Editing Questions Answered With Jen Blood

It’s a crowded marketplace these days and you need a quality book to even have a chance of standing out. In my opinion, one of the best investments to help your book become the best it can be is professional editing. In today’s show, we go through all kinds of questions that authors ask about […]

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