Joanna is a superstar in the world of indie-publishing and I was so delighted to get to speak to her.
Even if you’re traditionally published (or aiming for it) and have no intention of self-publishing, I believe you’ll get lots out of this interview as Joanna has excellent advice on productivity, creativity, and conquering self-doubt. She’s an absolute inspiration (and part of the reason I started The Worried Writer) and I love her can-do attitude, positivity and work ethic.
Once you’ve listened to the podcast(!), do check out Joanna’s site www.thecreativepenn.com as it is stuffed with valuable information and free resources.
Also, for more on Joanna’s excellent thrillers (the ARKANE adventure series and the London Psychic trilogy) head to JFPenn.com.
You can even pick up one of her thrillers, Day of the Vikings for free.
Things app for capturing ideas/thoughts
Joanna has so many good things to say about success and getting the work done.
‘I’d rather have Dan Brown’s success than win the Booker Prize!’
‘Putting constraints on things actually helps you achieve faster’
And this one, which hit me right in the gut:
‘I now measure my life by what I create’
I reveal the (new!) title of my next book – In The Light of What We See. Available for pre-order now!
Also, I answer a listener question from J Long @NovelWanderer on Twitter:
I hope to learn how to get 1 of my 3.75 novels into proper condition for submission to an agent
Thanks so much for the question and for your kind words about the podcast, J Long!
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