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Joanna Penn visits Kobo HQ!

Last night, the Kobo Writing Life team was thrilled to welcome Joanna Penn to our Toronto office. Joanna is a bestselling author-entrepreneur and professional speaker, and she shares invaluable information with the self-publishing community on her blog and podcast, … 421 more words

The Business Of Writing

Writers who inspire me - Joanna Penn

Joanna appears in many guises. Some may know her as thriller writer JF Penn, others as entrepreneur and blogger The Creative Penn, and friends and family probably know her as Jo. 372 more words


10 Ways to Know You're a Writer

You’ve wondered, right?

You’ve asked yourself this question many times and you’re reading this post to find out, “Am I a writer?”

Like a hypochondriac checking out WebMD for signs and symptoms, you scour articles and blog posts for the telltale signs and symptoms that you’ve got what it takes to declare yourself a writer. 487 more words

Sunday Blog of the Week: The Creative Penn

Today’s Blog of the Week is especially geared towards writers, and some areas are, in particular, geared toward writers who want to self-publish. Joanna Penn is a New York Times and USA Today best selling author of both thrillers and non-fiction works designed to help other authors. 238 more words

Sunday's Blog Of The Week

Changing the way we read

In among all the palaver about how e-reading is changing book distribution, we often forget that it’s also changing the other part of the business and art of books – the reading experience… 609 more words


Video| The Creative Penn: Writing A Series, Finding Your Voice and Being A Hybrid Author (Zoe Sharp)

Joanna Penn, NY Times bestselling author, maintains the blog The Creative Penn, where she offers a variety of resources for aspiring writers.  Penn self-published her first book in 2008, an experience about which she stated that she “didn’t sell any books because no one knew who was”. 165 more words

Creative Writing

Aren't You On Twitter?

I have been on Twitter for a while now. I took to what was then a relatively new experience in August 2007, which now seems oh so long ago!  361 more words

On Writing: Resources For Writers