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Joanna Penn
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Author, Professional Speaker. Entrepreneur, Blogger, Podcaster. Specializing in Writing, Publishing and Book Marketing
Author, Professional Speaker. Entrepreneur, Blogger, Podcaster. Specializing in Writing, Publishing and Book Marketing

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The creative experience is a roller-coaster – and we all experience the highs and lows of the journey over time. You are not alone, wherever you are on the path, even though it might feel like it sometimes.

In today's show, I talk to Steven Pressfield about The Artist's Journey. #creativity
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I'm currently writing the 10th book in my ARKANE thriller series, so I am revisiting the little details that make my characters consistent across the books. I have forgotten so much since End of Days!

Here are some of the things to think about for continuation across series. #writingtips
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Characters are not real people – but readers have to experience the slice of life you portray in your book as if they are. So how can you bring your characters alive?

In this article, Damon Suede outlines how to use character action and strong language to lift your characters off the page. #writingtips
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When you're writing a book, you will reach a point where you can't stand the manuscript anymore. You need expert help to turn it into a quality book, especially when you're starting out.

Professional editors can help transform your book, and I continue to use them with my books as I think personal feedback is the best way to learn. In today's interview, I talk to Natasa Lekic from New York Book Editors about her tips for editing and how you can find the right editor for your book.
#writingtips #editing
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If you want to be truly independent, you need multiple streams of income and these days there are far more options for authors than just selling ebooks on Amazon.

In this podcast interview on The Creative Funding Podcast, I discuss intellectual property rights, podcasting, Patreon, audiobooks, and more with host Thomas Umstattd Jr.
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A common question that I get asked all the time - but is the question coming from an incorrect assumption about what it means to be a full-time writer? #bookmarketing #selfpublishing
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If you are struggling to get words onto the blank page, don't just sit there. Fill your creative well.

In this article, Ann Harrison-Barnes suggests ways in which you can find inspiration in your environment, whatever your creative challenges.
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Many of us wish we had more time to write, but few of us are willing to redesign our entire lives in order to make time for writing. In today's interview, David Kadavy talks about how he changed his mindset, processes, and even his country, in order to pursue a life of writing. #writingtips
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Writing is a kind of telepathy. You write words on a page and at a different place and time, another human will read it and they will understand your mind at that moment. You aren't there but they read your thoughts.

That's how you can change people's lives with your words.

But only if you share your truth, your story and your heart. In today's article, Alysia Seymour shares her tips for writing a story that connects with readers.
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Most writers have struggled with getting the words on the page at some point. But writer's block is not a monolithic disease with one cause and one cure.

The term is often used as a catch-all for a number of issues which have different causes and solutions. Some of the blocks are caused by fears, anxieties and your inner critic, as covered earlier, but here are some more examples of when you might find writing grinding to a halt.
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