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The Creative Penn

The Creative Penn
… where you will find resources to help you write, publish and market your book. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, voted one of The Guardian UK Top 100 Creative Professionals 2013, and 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, I’m 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, book marketing and entrepreneurship.

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My talk to the NYC chapter of Sisters in Crime I crowdsourced the good parts of this talk this morning on Twitter. I had my basic points in mind, but I tweeted "I'm giving a talk to SinC on things writers should be doing. Any suggestions?" There were a lot of good suggestions, but I had a limited amount of time (sadly!)

Finding your voice - making your writing sound like YOU Finding your voice by Christopher Meeks Developing a voice in your writing is a notion that passes over me every now and then like the "thung" sound of an error message on my computer. "I should develop a voice," I think. "My voice is off today," I think. Creating eBook Bestsellers: Free eBooks At BEA, Kelly Peterson moderated a discussion with three panelists, all of them influential in the eBook industry. As a refresher, these are the panelists: Erin Gorham, Digital Account Manager at HarperCollinsNathan Maharaj, Director of Merchandising at KoboSusan Ruszala, President of NetGalley The biggest takeaway?

Livia Blackburne: Author Blogging: You're Doing it Wrong I think blogging is a waste of time. Now, I realize this is weird because I .. uh… blog. But let me explain. Warehouse Blog: Kathy Boyer's Delectible Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Today I was day dreaming about the chocolate chip cookies my best friend's mother use to make when we were kids. The cookies were always the perfect blend of soft, crunchy and chocolatey goodness. So I called Mrs. Boyer today to ask if I could share her secret chocolate cookie recipe with you and she obliged.

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