How do you start again under a new author name in a new genre? Toby Neal explains how she had to do things differently with her memoir about Hawaii after 30+ novels. In the intro, I mention that Barnes & Noble may be bought by the same hedge fund that ...
Conflict lies at the heart of every great story but writers often get important details wrong when it comes to criminal investigation. You'll get some great tips from this conversation with Detective Adam Richardson. In the intro,
How can you effectively use image-based social media to reach readers and sell more books? How can you avoid time-wasting but still build a community? I discuss these questions and more with Frances Caballo in today's interview. In the intro,
Can self-publishing be a viable route for literary authors? If you write cross-genre, can you be successful with your writing? I talk about these topics and more with award-winning author, Jane Davis, in today's interview. In the intro,
How do people find your book when they search by asking devices with their voice, not by typing? By 2020, 50% of all searches across the internet will be voice-based, and 30% of all searches will be done without a screen. [QuoraCreative].
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....
How do you write a memoir that inspires people to travel and widen their horizons but also delves into the truth of human experience? In today's podcast, adventurer and author Alastair Humphreys shares his tips.
Many authors dream of seeing their book turned into a film or TV show, but what are the realities of pitching and even getting optioned? In today's show, DJ Williams shares his experience and tips. In the intro,
In a fast-moving world, indie authors often have more in common with the tech community than we do with traditional publishing. In today's interview, Jarie Bolander explains some of the realities of being an author-entrepreneur and we discuss the ethic...
The main mission of The Creative Penn is to empower authors to take control of their writing career, so it's wonderful to interview business-minded, traditionally published author, Ruth Ware, on the show today.