The Creative Penn Podcast For Writers

Hosted ByJoanna Penn

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

If you need help with writing your book, or you want to learn how to navigate the new world of publishing and book marketing, then join Joanna Penn and her guests every Monday. Also covers the business of being a writer and how to make money with your books.


All Episodes

Voice Technologies, Streaming And Subscription Audio In A Time Of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The audiobook market is currently held back by availability and cost of titles, as well as preference for narrators with different voices. The subscription model and AI voice narration will solve these issues — but we need audio rights licensing reform…

Copyright Law And Blockchain For Authors And Publishers In An Age Of Artificial Intelligence

Should copyright be attributed to original literary and artistic works autonomously generated by AI? How will creators of original material be compensated when their works are used to train natural language generation models?

Writing In An Age Of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

In this solo episode, I discuss the impact of converging technologies, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Generation (NLG) tools like GPT-3, and more on writing, authors, and the publishing industry.   My last AI show was in July 2019,

Business Mindset And Pivoting Your Author Career With Holly Worton

How can you prevent self-doubt and fear from blocking your creative expression? What if you’ve built an audience for your books, but then you want to change direction? I discuss these issues and more with Holly Worton. In the intro,

YouTube For Authors And Multiple Streams Of Income With Meg LaTorre

How can you use video to attract readers to your books — and create multiple streams of income? Meg La Torre gives some tips for video marketing. In the intro, ACX emails the community apologizing for an incredibly slow production process; but doesn’t …

Networking For Authors With Daniel Parsons

How do you build a network of author friends and peers over the long-term? How can you overcome anxiety about online or in-person events in order to network more effectively? Daniel Parsons and I share tips on networking online and also for physical ev…

How To Write And Market Books Across Multiple Genres With Wendy H Jones

How do you successfully write and market in multiple genres if you’re a multi-passionate creator? How do you manage a hybrid career across traditional and independent publishing? Wendy H. Jones talks about her varied writing career and her tips for boo…

Writing In The Dark. Horror Writing Tips With Tim Waggoner

How do you write your darkness without drowning in it? How do you write an original horror story while still respecting the tropes of the genre? Why are horror writers the nicest people around?! Tim Waggoner gives some craft tips for writing horror,

Building A Creative Business Brand With Pamela Wilson

How do you build a creative business that you love — and makes you money? Pamela Wilson talks about her non-fiction business model, how to choose a niche, plus how to pivot your brand over time.   In the intro,

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