Joanna Penn is an award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers under J.F.Penn and also writes non-fiction for authors. She’s an award-winning creative entrepreneur, podcaster, and YouTuber. Her site, has been voted in the Top 100 sites for writers by Writer’s Digest.

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What do you write and how did you get started writing?

  • What was it like writing in the early days of the indie revolution?
  • Why is it important for creators to have multiple sources of income?
  • What does it mean for an author to “go wide”? Why would an author go wide?

You are more than just a writer, though. As a creator, where does your money come from?

Tell us about your podcast.

  • Why start a podcast for writers?
  • How do you monetize your podcast? (Sponsorship, Patreon, Cross Promotion)

Walk us through your Patreon Rewards:

  • $1 Silver
  • $3 Gold
  • $5 Platinum
  • Why a per episode rather than per month model?

In closing, what advice do you have for starving creators?

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