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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 Big Easy is a musical place of life and laughter. But if you like your destinations on the darker Gothic side, here are 13 strange places to see in New Orleans. #neworleans

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My interview on The Successful Author Mindset #creativity with +Mark McGuinness

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Authors as diverse as Henry James, Winston Churchill, Barbara Cartland, and Dan Brown have used dictation to write their first drafts, and with the development of ever-more precise software, many authors are moving into dictation to speed up writing and maintain their health. In today's show, I talk to Scott Baker about his tips for dictation and how to use Dragon.

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The following are books, courses, podcasts and tools that I have found useful on the author journey, specifically related to book marketing #bookmarketing

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Many of the scenes in my thrillers are born out of places I have been and things I've seen along the way. I plan my travels around stories I want to write, and wherever I go, I find inspiration for writing.

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There are key elements that mystery readers expect so if you want to write a bestselling or award-winning mystery, check out this conversation with Rebecca Cantrell. #writingtips

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Self-publishing is well established in the English-speaking market, but it is an emerging force in other languages and territories. We will likely see the most growth in book sales in other languages as ebook and print book retail expand online over the next few years, so it's an exciting time if you speak a language other than English … or you can work with others who do. Today's article is about the French market with +Cyril Godefroy

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Is the author platform still a necessity in an age of paid advertising? What has changed in the last few years of publishing? I discuss these questions and more with Dan Blank in today's show. #publishing

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Talking about writers and money, art and business, creative vs commercial. I reflect on my trip to Venice to see Damien Hirst, an artist who combines money and art, and we talk about Orna's new book on How Authors Create Money and Meaning. Plus the emergence of a digital economy for creatives and why we're excited about that!

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Oxford holds a special place in my heart. I read Theology at Mansfield College, 1994 – 1997, so I spent formative years cycling around the streets, spending my student loan on books from Blackwells, rowing on the river, and studying in the Radcliffe Camera library.

Oxford is also a key location in the ARKANE series. Home to Morgan Sierra, it provides a point of stability in her hectic life of international travel and defeating the bad guys!

So Oxford has links with the occult through ARKANE, but what other weird tales lurk in the city of dreaming spires? Let’s take a walk around some of the historical and occult aspects of Oxford.
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