The Creative Penn

Welcome to The Creative Penn, where you will find resources to help you write, publish and market your book.
Voted one of the Top 10 Blogs for Writers 3 years running, and one of the Top 10 Blogs for Self-Publishers 2012. As seen at:
Hi, Im Joanna Penn, an author, just like you, and on this site I share my own lessons from the writing journey. I have made so many mistakes, I want to try and save you time, money and heartache along the way. In the short video below, I give you a guided tour of this site and how you can find help with your questions about writing, publishing and book marketing. If you want to get started right away, click here for links to the best resources.
Free Author 2.0 Blueprint
For a complete introduction to the new world of digital publishing and online marketing, you can download the free 53 page Author 2.0 Blueprint by signing up below.
You will also receive a series of emails over a number of weeks explaining aspects of the Author 2.0 model in more detail, as well as a monthly newsletter.
Free Resource Pages
You can also get started immediately by checking out the Resource pages as below. These pages contain curated information from this site and others that will help you with your issues. Click the buttons to go to the specific page, or scroll down for more information.
Free Audio
If you like audio, The Creative Penn podcast has more than 65 hours of interviews that will help you with writing, publishing and book marketing.
You can subscribe here in iTunes or click here for the complete backlist.
Keep yourself motivated!
There is a new article posted every 2-3 days on the blog, and you can get it delivered to your inbox or RSS reader. Youll get tips on writing, publishing options and experiences as well as book marketing lessons learned. I share everything I discover and also feature guest posts from other authors who share their knowledge generously.
Click here to subscribe by email or click here to subscribe by RSS.
If you need more help
These courses give you everything you need to know about publishing, book marketing, and running a business as an author Click on the icons below to find out more.
These are some of the other courses I have available:
If you would like 1:1 help, I do offer a limited number of consulting sessions
Sometimes it helps to have directed information specifically for your situation, and a new pair of eyes that can help you move to the next step.
I do have a limited number of consulting sessions available. These are Skype conversations based on a questionnaire so we can make the most of your time. Click here for more information or to book a session.
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If youre interested in thrillers, you might want to check out my author site: : Ancient Mystery, Modern Thrill
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