Intuitive Discovery Writing And Serial Fiction With KimBoo York
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by Joanna Penn
5d ago
How can you lean into intuition and curiosity to embrace discovery writing? How might serial fiction fit into your business model? KimBoo York gives her tips and more in this interview. In the intro, BookVault now has integration with PayHip; 7 lessons learned from 5 years writing full-time [Sacha Black, Rebel Author Podcast]; My author timeline; List of money books; Crowdfunding for Participation, Profit, and Payment [Self-Publishing Advice] This podcast is sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, which helps authors self-publish and reach readers in global markets through the Kobo eco-system. Y ..read more
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Preparing Your Manuscript For Pitching Agents With Renee Fountain
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by Joanna Penn
1w ago
How can you make sure your manuscript is ready for submission to an agent — or for publication if you go indie? What are the benefits and challenges of traditional publishing? Will they really do all the marketing for you? Renee Fountain talks about these things and more in today's interview. In the intro, Referencing and citations [Self Publishing Advice]; will.i.am on the WSJ talking about AI, music and media; Behind the scenes of Pilgrimage [BookBrunch]; how a chapel visit in Zambia led to a published short story [X @mwanabibi] This episode is sponsored by Publisher Rocket, which will ..read more
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Turn Words Into Wealth With Aurora Winter
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by Joanna Penn
2w ago
Can you have a business with a soul through writing? How does the business of fiction differ from non-fiction? What are some tips for pitching a book for film & TV? All this and more with Aurora Winter. In the intro, 100 book marketing ideas [Written Word Media]; 25 indie authors tips to finding success [Self Publishing Advice]; BookFunnel for audiobooks; Bookfunnel as landing page for Facebook Ads; TIME signs licensing deal with OpenAI; ALCS AI licensing survey; my 2020 book on AI for authors and publishing. Plus, Corfu on Instagram and proving I am human; In My Time of Dying by Sebastian ..read more
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Overcome Your Challenges And Write Your Book. A Disabled Writer Shares His Journey.
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by Joanna Penn
3w ago
It's hard for anyone to write a book and get it out into the world, but it's even harder if you have health challenges. Daniel D. Bate is severely dyslexic, completely blind, and physically disabled due to severe joint damage and extreme brittle bones. He is a partially recovered, partial paraplegic. Despite his challenges, Daniel continues to pursue his dream of being a successful author. You can find his books on Amazon and find out more or sign up for his email list at DanielDBate.com. What got you into writing and publishing? I have loved books as far back as I can remember. My parents en ..read more
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Collaborative Writing With AI With Rachelle Ayala
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by Joanna Penn
1M ago
How can we use AI tools to enhance and improve our creative process? How can we double down on being human by writing what we are passionate about, while still using generative AI to help fulfil our creative vision? Rachelle Ayala gives her thoughts in this episode. Today's show is sponsored by my patrons! Join my community and get access to extra videos on writing craft, author business, AI and behind the scenes info, plus an extra Q&A show a month where I answer Patron questions. It's about the same as a black coffee a month! Join the community at Patreon.com/thecreativepenn Rache ..read more
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Writing Through Fear With Caroline Donahue
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by Joanna Penn
1M ago
What are some of the common fears that writers face? How can we work through them in order to create more freely? Caroline Donahue gives her tips in this interview. In the intro, How to avoid indie author scams [ALLi; Writer Beware]; Financial strategies and mindset [Self Publishing Advice]; Apple Intelligence at WWDC [The Verge; Marketing against the Grain]; “Not a chef, but an emotion creator.” Massimo Bottura on the Possible Podcast. Plus, Spear of Destiny is on its last day; Thoughts on photography permissions for commercial use — and permission in general; Voodoo Vintners; Winchester pict ..read more
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Click Testing Ideas And Selling Direct With Steve Pieper
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by Joanna Penn
1M ago
What are the pros and cons of selling direct and building an ecommerce business for your books? How can you use click testing on Meta to help refine your creative and book marketing ideas? Steve Pieper explains in this interview. In the intro, The Hotsheet with Jane Friedman; 20 ways you should be using AI in publishing [PerfectBound]; Artificial Intelligence? No, Collective Intelligence [Ezra Klein with Holly Herndon]; AI may take our jobs, but not our creativity [Claire Silver on The TED AI Show]. Plus, De-Extinction of the Nephilim; my webinar on Discovery Writing as part of the Kickstarter ..read more
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Writing Modern Thrillers Based On Ancient Relics and Historical Places. J.F. Penn On The Ancient Heroes Podcast
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by Joanna Penn
1M ago
In May 2024, I was interviewed for the Ancient Heroes Podcast about my inspiration for writing modern thrillers based on ancient relics, historical places and artifacts, as well as tips for writing a series and why Kickstarter is important for established and new authors alike. You can listen below or on Spotify, Apple, or your favourite podcast app. In this episode of Ancient Heroes, host Patrick Garvey welcomes award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J.F. Penn. Known for her thrillers, dark fantasy, crime, horror, and travel memoir, Penn introduces her latest nov ..read more
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7 Tips For Writing Action Adventure Thrillers With J.F. Penn
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by Joanna Penn
1M ago
What are the tropes of action adventure thrillers? How can you please readers and sell more books? J.F. Penn shares her own tips and also features excerpts from interviews with other thriller writers. J.F. Penn is the award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ARKANE action-adventure thrillers, the Mapwalker fantasy adventures, and the Brooke & Daniel crime thrillers, as well as horror, travel memoir, and short stories. You can listen above or on your favorite podcast app or read the notes and links below. Here are the highlights and the full transcrip ..read more
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The Seasons Of Writing With Jacqueline Suskin
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by Joanna Penn
1M ago
How can you adopt the seasons of nature in your writing? How can you allow periods of rest as well as abundance? Jacqueline Suskin explores these ideas and more in this interview. In the intro, thoughts on children's book publishing [Always Take Notes Podcast]; how to market a memoir as an indie author [ALLi]; A desperate quest. A holy relic. A race against time. Spear of Destiny is live on Kickstarter!; What is Kickstarter and why am I launching there?, I'm on the Wordslinger Podcast talking about marketing later books in a series. Book cover designer Stuart Bache on AI for book covers [Brave ..read more
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