The Creative Penn Podcast

Information, inspiration and interviews on writing, self-publishing, book marketing and making a living with your writing.

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Self-Publishing And Marketing Literary Fiction With Jane Davis

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,


 2019-05-20  1h3m

Book Marketing: Voice Search For Authors With Miral Sattar

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].


 2019-05-13  55m

Exclusivity vs Publishing Wide For Ebooks, Print, And Audio With Joanna Penn

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....


 2019-05-06  1h44m

Writing And Marketing Travel Memoir With Adventurer Alastair Humphreys

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.


 2019-04-29  1h3m

How To Pitch Your Book For TV and Film With DJ Williams

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,


 2019-04-22  1h1m

The Author Entrepreneur Ethos With Jarie Bolander

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...


 2019-04-15  1h13m

The Importance Of Self-Editing And Why You Need To Read Your Publishing Contracts With Ruth Ware

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.


 2019-04-08  46m

Autopsies For Authors With Geoff Symon

How do you write about death when you don't work in that area? How do you get your details right when it comes to autopsies — human, alien, or perhaps even paranormal or fantasy creatures? I discuss this fascinating subject with Geoff Symon today,


 2019-04-01  1h2m

Verbalize: Strengthen Your Writing With The Power Of Words With Damon Suede

The craft of writing has many levels — structure, character, plot, emotion, depth and much more — but all of these can be strengthened by your choice of words. In today's show, Damon Suede gives some tips on using active verbs to bring your writing ali...


 2019-03-25  1h18m

10 Years Of The Creative Penn Podcast. 3.2 Million Downloads In 215 Countries

Today marks the 10th anniversary of The Creative Penn Podcast. The first episode went live on 15 March 2009 and there are now 422 episodes with over 3.2 million downloads across 215 countries. In today's show,


 2019-03-18  1h7m