Making a Living from Writing

Joanna PennAuthor and speaker, Joanna Penn, shares the secrets of how to follow your bliss and make a living from writing.

This is one podcast to tune into if you want to escape the 9 to 5.

Audio version :

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Video version :

Topics we explore:

  • Networking with other authors is important when starting out
Tapping into creativity while making money
  • Making money while you sleep
  • Why it’s important to follow your bliss and to write more than one book
  • How the publishing landscape has changed in less than 10 years
  • Choosing a living and a lifestyle
  • Intellectual property makes money for a lifetime
  • Our creative output creates a legacy that lasts for 70 years after we pass
  • How writing for nonfiction differs from crafting fiction
  • Content marketing for fiction is writing more fiction
  • Why a series of books is essential
  • Make a good living by focusing on entertainment, education and inspiration
  • Ambition for creatives is important

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Find out more about Joanna and her fiction and non-fiction books here

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Joanna Penn interview with Shawn Coyne


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