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Making Money & the Author Mindset with NYTimes Bestseller Joanna Penn
San Francisco Writers Conference San Francisco Writers Conference
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Dateline: San Francisco, CA
Friday, May 14, 2021


Joanna Penn writes non-fiction for authors and is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author under the pseudonym J.F. Penn. She has written more than 30 books and sold over 600,000 of them in 149 countries and 6 languages.

Joanna is also a podcaster whose The Creative Penn Podcast has been downloaded over 4 million times in 220 countries.

Joanna’s website, TheCreativePenn.com, offers information and inspiration on writing, self-publishing, book marketing and how to make a living from your writing. TheCreativePenn.com has been voted in the Top 100 sites for writers by Writer’s Digest.

Podcast host Matthew Felix and Joanna began with an in-depth discussion of the pros and cons of traditional versus indie publishing, including some common misconceptions.

Matthew and Joanna talked in detail about making money as a writer, as described in her book, How to Make a Living with Your Writing.

Joanna talked about the importance of writers being clear on their own definitions of success and emphasized the need to develop multiple streams of income. She also shared ways to go about that and examples of potential streams.

Joanna noted the importance for writers to be aware of and possibly change their attitudes toward money.

Joanna discussed common obstacles that can get in the way of an “author mindset” and ways to address them, including self doubt, writers block, fear of judgement, and fear of failure.

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