Start Here! Resources For Writers And Authors

There is so much information on the internet that it can be hard to know where to start!

This site alone has over 700+ text articles and over 75 hours of audio information, as well as extra downloads and bonus material! So this page guides you through the basics – click the links below for more information on the topic that interests you most.

Download the free Author 2.0 Blueprint: 58 pages on writing, publishing and book marketing

Click here to sign up for your Free Author 2.0 Blueprint. After providing your email and confirming it, you will have access to the Blueprint. This will guide you through the basics of writing, publishing and book marketing.

buy meThe #1 question I get asked every day: How do I sell more books?

I get a variation of this email several times a day, and I have collated the best answer in this post: Help! My book isn’t selling. 10 questions to answer honestly if you aren’t making enough sales.

Once you have been through that post, then check out the rest of the articles on book marketing here.

If you would like me to guide you through in-depth book marketing with video, audio and text materials, click here for ProWriter: How to find readers and market your book

The #2 question I get asked: How do I publish my book?

I’ve written an extensive post on this: How to Publish a Book 101 so go there for the full details. Below is a short version.

Go direct to the ebook publishers if you are able. Amazon KDP for Kindle, Kobo Writing Life, Barnes & Noble PubIt for Nook. Then use a distributor like Smashwords or Bookbaby for the rest of the ebook stores (or you can use them for everything if you want the easy route).

Use print-on-demand if you want a print book. When choosing a company to self-publish with please be careful and check out the company at Preditors & Editors listing which reports on all the scams and companies that will rip you off. Personally, I would recommend Amazon’s own Createspace, LightningSource, Blurb and Lulu.

For more articles and audios on publishing options, including traditional publishing and agents, self-publishing, ebooks and more, click here.

If you would like me to take you behind the scenes and give you the low-down on everything self-publishing with video, audio and text materials, click here for ProWriter: Secrets of Self-Publishing Success.

The #3 question I get asked: How do I write/ edit a book?

Here’s how to get your first draft material out of your head and onto the page, and here’s how the editing and rewriting process works after that first draft.

I recommend and use Scrivener software for writing my books.

For recommended editors, click here.

There are lots more articles On Writing here . 

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Want to know more about me and my journey?

I’m a thriller author and my ARKANE series is available on all ebook stores. My author website is www.JFPenn.com : Ancient mystery, modern thrill.

I started this blog before I started writing fiction so you can read the Journey of my first novel, Pentecost here – from idea to Amazon bestseller list

You can read About Me and also about how The Creative Penn can help you here.

Still need more help?

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, then check out my multimedia courses on writing, publishing and book marketing. They cover the topics in a lot more depth. I also offer very limited 1:1 consulting, click here for details.

If you have a question that still hasn’t been answered, or if you would like to work with me professionally, then please use the contact page to get in touch.

 

 

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