Welcome To 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. Also voted one of the Top 10 Blogs for Writers and one of the Top 10 Blogs for Self-Publishers. 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 and so I share articles, video and audio about writing and creativity, publishing options, book marketing and being a creative entrepreneur.

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In this ebook, I share everything you need to write, publish and market your book, as well as how to make a living with your writing.  Click the image above or here to sign up for your Free Author 2.0 Blueprint.

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(4) For everything I know in handy book packages, check out my books!

You can also find a list of my recommended books for authors here.

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If you have a question that hasn’t been answered by the above resources, then try using the search bar on the right hand column which will find related posts. There are so many articles on this site now that you’ll probably find the answer somewhere!

If you have been through all my free resources and you still have a question, or if you would like to work with me professionally, then please use the contact page to get in touch. Happy writing!