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Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing, Creative Entrepreneurship

Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing, Creative Entrepreneurship

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Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing, Creative Entrepreneurship

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English

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Episodes

Publish Wide, Sell More Books And AI for Voice. Google Play Books With Ryan Dingler

4/9/2021
How can you sell more ebooks and audiobooks on Google Play Books to the global market? How can you optimize your books so they are more likely to be discovered? How might auto-narrated audiobooks help expand the market? All this and more in today's interview with Ryan Dingler from Google. Ryan Dingler is a product […] The post Publish Wide, Sell More Books And AI for Voice. Google Play Books With Ryan Dingler first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:41:55

Writing Dialogue And Character Voice With Jeff Elkins

4/5/2021
How can we write authentic and engaging character dialogue? How can we incorporate sub-text that deepens our writing? Jeff Elkins, The Dialogue Doctor explains more in this interview. In the intro, the new AudibleGate site; scammers using big publisher names [Writer Beware]; Vellum update for Ingram PDF [Vellum software; my tools and tutorials] ; Do BookBub […] The post Writing Dialogue And Character Voice With Jeff Elkins first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:04:44

Fix Your Writing Tics With Chris Banks From ProWriting Aid

4/2/2021
What is your writer's tic and how can you fix it with Pro Writing Aid? Why are commas such an issue for writers? (and my own personal nemesis!) How can AI tools enhance our creativity and usher in a new abundant future for writers? I discuss all this and more with Chris Banks from Pro […] The post Fix Your Writing Tics With Chris Banks From ProWriting Aid first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:39:59

What Can Authors Learn From Digital Changes In The Music Industry? With Tristra Newyear Yeager

3/29/2021
What can authors learn from the digital changes in the music industry? In this interview, Tristra Newyear Yeager talks about the empowerment of the indie musician, multiple streams of income, and the uses of blockchain and AI. In the intro, I report back on attending SXSW and some other online conferences on lessons learned from […] The post What Can Authors Learn From Digital Changes In The Music Industry? With Tristra Newyear Yeager first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:07:19

How To Write A Cozy Mystery With Debbie Young

3/22/2021
Why is cozy mystery such a popular genre? What are the important tropes? What are the best ways to market a cozy series? Debbie Young talks about these aspects and more in this interview. In the intro, K-lytics genre reports; Findaway Voices Headphone Report 2020; Edison Research Infinite Dial report on audio; 16 tips on […] The post How To Write A Cozy Mystery With Debbie Young first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:04:04

Successful Self-Publishing On Kobo Writing Life With Tara Cremin

3/15/2021
How can you reach more readers worldwide and sell more books on Kobo? What are the advantages to publishing direct with Kobo Writing Life? Tara Cremin gives her tips in today's show. In the intro, the launch of HelloBooks.com; Twitter Spaces for audio-only social [The Verge]; Blockchain, smart contracts, and NFTs; Mapwalker Trilogy available now; […] The post Successful Self-Publishing On Kobo Writing Life With Tara Cremin first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:04:35

Copyright Protection, Smart Contracts, Digital Scarcity And NFTs For Authors. Blockchain For The Publishing Industry With Simon-Pierre Marion

3/12/2021
Blockchain technology offers exciting opportunities for authors and the publishing industry. In this interview, Simon-Pierre Marion and I discuss copyright protection, smart contracts, estate management and faster, more transparent payments, as well as how digital scarcity could expand the revenue potential in the digital supply chain. Plus, I add some extra commentary on the potential […] The post Copyright Protection, Smart Contracts, Digital Scarcity And NFTs For Authors. Blockchain For...

Duration:00:53:43

Warrior Of The Blank Page. Writing, Marketing And Mindset With Steven Pressfield

3/8/2021
How can you write through self-doubt? How can you break through Resistance to write and market your work? How do you decide which book to write next? Steven Pressfield talks about being a warrior of the blank page, how he deals with Resistance around writing and marketing, as well as self-doubt and other aspects of […] The post Warrior Of The Blank Page. Writing, Marketing And Mindset With Steven Pressfield first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:08:06

How To Write Authentic Crime Fiction With Patrick O’Donnell From Cops and Writers

3/1/2021
How can you write nuanced police characters in your crime novels? What are some under-used crimes that might make interesting plots? Patrick O'Donnell talks about Cops and Writers in the interview today. In the intro, thoughts on a digital sales webinar from Ingram Content; the Immersive Books & Media 2020 Research Report [Publishers Weekly]; how […] The post How To Write Authentic Crime Fiction With Patrick O’Donnell From Cops and Writers first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:15:17

The AI-Augmented Author. Writing With GPT-3 With Paul Bellow

2/26/2021
How can authors use AI writing tools like GPT-3? What's the best way to prompt the models to output usable text? Are there copyright issues with this approach? Author Paul Bellow explains how he is using the tools and how authors need to embrace the possibilities rather than reject them. In the intro, I talk […] The post The AI-Augmented Author. Writing With GPT-3 With Paul Bellow first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:44:01

Writing Tips: How To Structure And Write A Series With Sara Rosett

2/22/2021
Why is a series the not-so-secret weapon for making a decent living with your writing? What's the difference between episodic series and one with a clear arc across the books? What are some of the best ways to market a series? Sara Rosett talks about all these things and more. In the intro, Facebook shuts […] The post Writing Tips: How To Structure And Write A Series With Sara Rosett first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:52:05

How To Write A Non-Fiction Book Proposal With Alison Jones

2/15/2021
What makes a non-fiction book stand out from the crowd? What are the essential elements of a non-fiction book proposal if you want to pitch agents and/or publishers, or if you want to prepare for effective self-publishing? In this interview, Alison Jones goes into detail on these things and how the publishing industry has changed […] The post How To Write A Non-Fiction Book Proposal With Alison Jones first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:57:56

The Artist In The Machine: The World Of AI-Powered Creativity With Arthur I. Miller

2/12/2021
Can artificial intelligence augment our human creativity? Will AI ever be able to create art on its own and would we even be able to appreciate it? In this interview, Arthur I. Miller talks about the nature of creativity and The Artist in the Machine. In the intro, I mention my list of AI writing […] The post The Artist In The Machine: The World Of AI-Powered Creativity With Arthur I. Miller first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:37:01

Value Your Books For The Long Term With David Farland

2/8/2021
You are not writing one book. You are creating an intellectual property asset that can make you money for the rest of your life and 50-70 years after you die. In this interview, David Farland talks about the importance of valuing your writing, and how to keep a long-term mindset as an author. In the […] The post Value Your Books For The Long Term With David Farland first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:57:26

Stop Worrying, Start Selling. Change Your Author Mindset With Sarah Painter

2/1/2021
How can we reframe book marketing as a creative and essential part of the author life? How can we manage fear and self-doubt in order to write? How can we embrace our ambition and aim high while still managing the day to day writing life? Sarah Painter talks about all this and more in this […] The post Stop Worrying, Start Selling. Change Your Author Mindset With Sarah Painter first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:57:03

Turn Your Author Failures, Setbacks, And Mistakes Into Success With Joanna Penn And Orna Ross

1/25/2021
We all experience failures, setbacks, and mistakes on the author journey — but if we learn from them, they can be the basis for our greatest success. In this episode, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn share their biggest mistakes, failures, and setbacks as well as lessons learned. This interview originally went out on the Ask […] The post Turn Your Author Failures, Setbacks, And Mistakes Into Success With Joanna Penn And Orna Ross first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:07:17

A Techno-Optimist’s View Of The Creative Future For Authors. Joanna Penn On The Kindle Chronicles Podcast

1/22/2021
It can be daunting to think about the future for authors and publishing when converging technologies are expanding into the realm of creativity, but there are many opportunities ahead — if you engage with the tools rather than run from them. In this interview, Len Edgerly interviews Joanna Penn about Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Worlds: […] The post A Techno-Optimist’s View Of The Creative Future For Authors. Joanna Penn On The Kindle Chronicles Podcast first appeared on The Creative...

Duration:00:54:07

Co-writing With Artificial Intelligence With Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

1/18/2021
We all use tools as part of the writing process. Other books and internet resources for research, Scrivener for writing the first draft, and a computer for typing or dictating into, as well as editing tools like ProWritingAid. But what if you could use AI tools to help inspire the writing process? In this episode, […] The post Co-writing With Artificial Intelligence With Yudhanjaya Wijeratne first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:01:26

It’s Never Too Late. How To Achieve Your Goals At Any Age With Kate Champion

1/11/2021
If you feel like it's too late to achieve your goals — whether that’s because of your age or your fear of technology or you’re late to the indie author world — or anything else, today's interview with Kate Champion will help you reboot your mindset for the year ahead. In the intro, thoughts on […] The post It’s Never Too Late. How To Achieve Your Goals At Any Age With Kate Champion first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:59:23

How To Be A Healthy Writer In 2021 With Dr Euan Lawson

1/4/2021
Let's make 2021 a healthy, creative year! In today's show, Dr. Euan Lawson talks about ways to improve your physical and mental health, and how it can impact your creativity in a positive way. In the introduction, some thoughts on the year ahead for authors and publishing, including continued expansion to the global, digital, mobile […] The post How To Be A Healthy Writer In 2021 With Dr Euan Lawson first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:09:24