Secrets Of An Author Entrepreneur With NY Times Bestselling Author CJ Lyons

There’s a moment as a writer when you realize that this is what you want to do. Not just as a hobby but as a life.

TheCreativePenn_Course Buttons4But if you want to define yourself as a writer, if you want to make a living as a writer, then there are certain skills and knowledge that you need in order to make the change.

Do you want to learn how to be a professional writer?

In 2011 I transitioned to being an author-entrepreneur. I now make my full-time living from books, online products, speaking and consulting.

But I spent 13 years with a day job in the corporate world specializing in IT financials. I spent a lot of that time trying desperately to find another life. I learned a lot of lessons along the way, and I’m still learning them, and I share everything I know with you in this course.

Thriller authors CJ Lyons and J.F.Penn

Joanna Penn with CJ Lyons at Thrillerfest

But I’m only a few years into this professional writing game so I’ve teamed up with CJ Lyons, New York Times Bestselling author, to produce this ProWriter course.

CJ is the author of 22 novels, described as Thrillers with Heart. She has an FBI thriller series, 2 series of medical thrillers, 2 books with environmental activist Erin Brockovitch and a number of stand-alone thrillers. CJ combines both traditional publishing deals with indie publishing to create a successful hybrid career.

In 2011, her novel Blind Faith hit #2 on the NY Times bestseller list, #4 on the USA Today list and sold 240,000 copies in 2 months. Her FBI thrillers continue to dominate the Amazon charts, selling tens of thousands monthly, and she has now sold over 1 million books.

CJ has been a professional writer for 8 years now so she knows what she is talking about and she shares it all in this course.

If you want to get ahead with your author marketing, I guarantee this course will save you time, money and heartache in the long run.

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What you will learn in this course:

  • What is the why behind your desire to be a ProWriter?
  • writing journals

    Some of my journals

    How to find out whether you are an introvert or extrovert and what that means for your writing life

  • How to cope with criticism
  • Why the support of other writers is so important and how to find it
  • How writers sabotage themselves and how to prevent it happening to you
  • How to blast through writer’s block
  • Understanding and managing the internal editor
  • ‘Comparisonitis’. How to positively deal with jealousy over other writer’s success
  • How using a pseudonym can help you psychologically as a writer
  • Why the stubborn refusal to quit is critical to your success
  • What does productivity mean, and how does it differ for each type of writer?
  • How to write with a full-time job or family
  • writing aloneSpecific productivity tips for getting your writing done
  • The most effective software tools for a writer’s productivity
  • How to manage your time
  • What is the typical day of a ProWriter?
  • How your physical writing space can help you actually write
  • Speed of writing vs quality. Is there a correlation?
  • Using vision statements and affirmations
  • How to manage stress and potential burn out
  • All you need to know about the finances of being a traditionally published author
  • How the money works when you’re independently published
  • Some of the critical aspects of the entrepreneurial mindset that will help you build a sustainable business
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How does the course work?

MultimediaThe course is a self-study series of videos, audios and text-based information that you work through at your own pace. After your payment is processed, you will receive an email and a PDF document with the secret member’s page and password. You can then download the material or watch the videos online.

You will receive:

Lesson 1: Managing your creative self

  • Lesson 1 overview notes. 9 page PDF featuring the key information from the interviews
  • 3 videos [1 hour 21 mins total] on the psychology of being a professional writer including understanding your why, writer’s block and more
  • MP3 audio of the videos so you can listen instead of watch
  • Block Busting with CJ Lyons PDF

Lesson 2: Managing your creative productivity

  • Lesson 2 overview notes. 9 page PDF
  • 4 videos [1 hour 25 mins total] on productivity and time management
  • MP3 audio for the videos so you can listen as well as watch

Lesson 3: Managing your creative business

  • Lesson 3 overview notes. 5 page PDF
  • 1 video [33 mins] on how CJ and I have moved into being full-time writers
  • MP3 audio of the video so you can watch instead of listening
  • 1 video [40 mins] on the financials of traditional and independent publishing
  • Overview of the financials. 5 page PDF
  • MP3 audio on financials so you can watch instead of listening
  • Excerpt on entrepreneurship and how I run my online business – with Joanna Penn. 30 page PDF
  • Creative entrepreneurship video [42 mins] with Mark McGuinness from
  • MP3 audio from creative entrepreneurship video with Mark McGuinness
  • Notes from Creative entrepreneurship video with Mark McGuinness. 6 page PDF

Bonus Material

  • writing successThe Healthy ProWriter. Keeping your body healthy enough to be a prowriter with CJ Lyons (MD) and personal lessons from Joanna Penn. 14 page PDF
  • Role model your way to success, from author Kelly Stone. 7 page PDF.
  • When one door closes. USA Today bestselling author Debra Webb shares how she continued to be a ProWriter after an accident changed her life. 5 page PDF.
  • Checklist to quit your day job with CJ Lyons. 4 page PDF

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There is 100% money back guarantee if you are not happy with the material, or if you decide it is not useful to you. It is very important to us that you get value for money so I absolutely stand by this guarantee.

Once you click the Add to Cart button, you will be directed to payment through Paypal which is a trusted, secure internet sales provider. After payment, you will be directed to download a PDF Welcome page which includes the logon details for the online materials so you can get started straight away.

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 What others have said about CJ and Joanna’s courses and teaching

“CJ goes the extra mile with her willingness to help struggling writers, like myself.” Judith Gilbert

Joanna Penn’s knowledge on writing, publishing and marketing is mind boggling. She is so generous to share this hard-earned knowledge with others – a real inspiration.” Benison Anne O’Reilly, author of ‘Happily Ever After’,

“Tremendously helpful. CJ is a fine teacher, with the patience of a saint.” Award-winning author Corrina Lavitts

“Joanna is in the business of turning dreams into reality. With her practical advice and extensive knowledge, you can’t go wrong.” Tammie Day

CJ Lyons is a master teacher! She made my transition into Indy self-publishing and taking charge of my career a breeze!” National Bestseller Debra Webb

“CJ Lyons is known for her fast-paced thrillers, but she should also be known for her amazing teaching skills. I learned so much! I highly recommend her classes.” Lynn Franklin

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