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Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing, Creative Entrepreneurship

Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing, Creative Entrepreneurship

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United Kingdom

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Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing, Creative Entrepreneurship

Language:

English

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Episodes

Writing Characters With Matt Bird

5/23/2022
How do we decide on the hero for our story? How can we write distinctive — but still believable — characters? Matt Bird talks about aspects of writing character. In the intro, a guide to UBLs, Universal Book Links [Draft2Digital]; Your author brand [Ask ALLi with me and Orna Ross]; The Creator Economy in Bath. […] The post Writing Characters With Matt Bird first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:49:32

An Update On AI-Narrated Audiobooks [May 2022]

5/20/2022
I've been talking about AI narration for several years now, but it's just starting to go mainstream and I've been getting emails every day recently asking the same questions, so this is a round-up article with the most important information. For context, I am an audiobook narrator. I narrate my own non-fiction and short stories. […] The post An Update On AI-Narrated Audiobooks [May 2022] first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:43:31

Writing, Independence, And Selling Books Direct With Derek Sivers

5/16/2022
Why is writing so important? How can we pursue true independence as authors? How can we stay open to technological change while still focusing on the fundamentals of craft? Derek Sivers talks about these things and more. In the intro, How to know if you are putting too much pressure on yourself [Holly Worton]; Breaking […] The post Writing, Independence, And Selling Books Direct With Derek Sivers first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:07:33

Financial And Tax Implications Of NFTs With Joe David, Crypto Accountant

5/13/2022
If you want to create, sell, buy, or trade NFTs, you need to understand the financial and tax implications. In this interview, Joe David explains the important aspects of blockchain assets and cryptocurrency. [Disclaimer: This is not financial or legal advice. This is just a conversation based on our interest and experience. Please consult a […] The post Financial And Tax Implications Of NFTs With Joe David, Crypto Accountant first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:48:13

Writing A Successful Crime Thriller Series With Angela Marsons

5/9/2022
In this inspirational interview, crime writer Angela Marsons talks about how she overcame years of rejection and broke out of societal expectations to reach writing and publishing success. She also talks about tips for writing a long-running crime series, and how she weaves her home of the Black Country into her stories. In the intro, […] The post Writing A Successful Crime Thriller Series With Angela Marsons first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:51:49

Tiny Business, Big Money With Elaine Pofeldt

5/2/2022
How can you make more money without growing the size of your business? What systems and mindset do you need to focus on in order to leverage your limited time? Elaine Pofeldt talks about Tiny Business, Big Money in this interview. In the intro, Google Play Books opens up their AI narration for audiobooks; thoughts […] The post Tiny Business, Big Money With Elaine Pofeldt first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:02:31

7 Figure Fiction With Theodora Taylor

4/25/2022
How can you hook readers into your story by using universal human desires and motivations? How can you write what you love, run your author business your way, and still maintain the ambition for a 7-figure author business? Theodora Taylor gives her thoughts in this interview. In the intro, self-publishing predictions for the 2020s [ALLi]; […] The post 7 Figure Fiction With Theodora Taylor first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:55:28

Creating A Fictional World In Web 3 With Rae Wojcik and Stephen Poynter

4/22/2022
Why are digital scarcity and ownership so important to the business model of creators in web 3? How can an author use a wider fictional world for creative and business goals? Rae and Stephen talk about why creators need web 3 and their fantasy universe, SitkaWorld. In the intro, I mention the Creatokia podcast with […] The post Creating A Fictional World In Web 3 With Rae Wojcik and Stephen Poynter first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:48:07

From Big Idea To Book With Jessie Kwak

4/18/2022
How can you turn one idea into a short story or expand it into a novel? How can you find a writing process that brings you joy for the long term? Jessie Kwak talks about writing craft tips in this interview. In the intro, I comment on Andy Jassy's letter to shareholders and the importance […] The post From Big Idea To Book With Jessie Kwak first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:59:10

Creating And Selling Books For Children With Daniel Miller

4/11/2022
How can you write a book that children will love? How can you reach schools and libraries with your books? What might you be leaving on the table in terms of revenue in your author business? Daniel Miller shares his tips, and we also discuss the potential opportunities in his business model. In the intro, […] The post Creating And Selling Books For Children With Daniel Miller first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:03:55

Intuitive Editing With Tiffany Yates Martin

4/4/2022
How can you create distance from your manuscript in order to see it as a reader does and edit effectively? What are some of the biggest issues with editing a manuscript? How can you edit on a budget? Tiffany Yates Martin talks all about editing in this interview. In the intro, 10 years of the […] The post Intuitive Editing With Tiffany Yates Martin first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:02:57

Kickstarter For Authors With Monica Leonelle

3/28/2022
Would you like to successfully crowdfund your book on Kickstarter? Monica Leonelle shares practical and mindset tips for creating the right kind of project, as well as mistakes to avoid, and how to satisfy fans — and make money with your books. Monica and I recorded this before Brandon Sanderson's epic Kickstarter which has raised […] The post Kickstarter For Authors With Monica Leonelle first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:55:12

The Legal Side Of Intellectual Property, NFTs, and DAOs With Kathryn Goldman

3/25/2022
How can you future-proof your author career by being careful with the publishing clauses you sign? Why are NFTs so interesting for intellectual property? How might DAOs help authors with estate planning? Copyright and trademark attorney Kathryn Goldman talks about these things and more. In the intro, I talk about my art NFTs [JFPenn & […] The post The Legal Side Of Intellectual Property, NFTs, and DAOs With Kathryn Goldman first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:58:42

Your Story Matters With Nikesh Shukla

3/21/2022
How do we tell the deeper story that matters in a way that engages readers? How can we tackle the inner critic, self-censorship and fear of judgment? And does social media actually sell books? Nikesh Shukla talks about why Your Story Matters and gives his writing tips. In the intro, Amazon opens up Ads to […] The post Your Story Matters With Nikesh Shukla first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:55:58

Different Ways Of Publishing Through Substack And NFTs With Elle Griffin

3/18/2022
What if the traditional publishing model is not the best way to publish a book in a digital age? What if publishing it as an ebook on Amazon is not the best way, either? Elle Griffin questions the established ways of publishing a book and explains how she is using SubStack and NFTs for her […] The post Different Ways Of Publishing Through Substack And NFTs With Elle Griffin first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:41:15

Creativity, Collaboration, Community, and Cash. NFTs For Authors [Audio] With Joanna Penn

3/16/2022
I've spent the last 15 years building an author business on Web 2 — digital publishing, blogging and podcasting, social media, and more. But as Web 3 begins to emerge through blockchain, NFTs, AI, and the metaverse, I want to make sure I still have a thriving business over the next 15 years. NFTs are an […] The post Creativity, Collaboration, Community, and Cash. NFTs For Authors [Audio] With Joanna Penn first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:04:04

Improve Your Creativity With Dan Holloway

3/14/2022
How can we improve our creativity and release our self-censorship to write more freely? Dan Holloway talks about aspects of creativity as well as physical challenges, neurodiversity, and how technology might augment us in this interview. In the intro, thoughts on Brandon Sanderson's Kickstarter [Kris Rusch]; Guide to Multiple Streams of Income [Self Publishing Advice]; Thoughts […] The post Improve Your Creativity With Dan Holloway first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:15:04

Dealing With Self-Doubt And Writer’s Block With Dharma Kelleher

3/7/2022
How can we overcome self-doubt to write the books we really want to? How can we move past writer's block? How can we reshape our definition of success and return to the joy of writing? Dharma Kelleher talks about the author mindset and more. In the intro, Brandon Sanderson's Kickstarter, Bookstore consolidation [The Guardian]; Amazon […] The post Dealing With Self-Doubt And Writer’s Block With Dharma Kelleher first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:58:58

Pivoting On The Creative Journey With Johnny B Truant

2/28/2022
The creative journey is often a winding path to success, but our experiences along the way can enrich our writing and help us develop a unique author voice. Johnny B Truant talks about his journey from scientist to non-fiction/self-help, to over 100 books and a TV show based on his novels. In the intro, What […] The post Pivoting On The Creative Journey With Johnny B Truant first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:06:21

Writing Tips: Lessons Learned From Rewriting My First Novel Over A Decade Later

2/25/2022
In January 2022, I re-edited my first novel, Stone of Fire, which I started during NaNoWriMo in 2009 and published in April 2011. In this episode, I explain why and how I re-edited the book, as well as some lessons learned from revisiting my writer self of over a decade ago. This episode includes: Why […] The post Writing Tips: Lessons Learned From Rewriting My First Novel Over A Decade Later first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:53:40