Joanna Penn & David Kadavy Discuss Prioritizing Writing

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The Creative Penn: Prioritizing Writing with David Kadavy

This podcast originally appears on July 2, 2018. Duration: 57 min.



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About David Kadavy

David Kadavy (@kadavy) is a bestselling author, blogger, podcaster, and speaker. Through his blogging at and his podcast, Love Your Work, he helps people find satisfaction through following their crafts, even if it takes them down unconventional paths. David’s writing has appeared in Quartz, Observer,, The Huffington Post, McSweeny’s Internet Tendency, and Upworthy. He has spoken in eight countries, including appearances at SXSW at TEDx. He lives in Medellín, Colombia.

Steven James hosts author Katia Lief on the Story Blender

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The Story Blender with special guest Katia Leaf

Original air date March 5, 2018 Length 55 min.

Please see The Story Blender for details or Suspense Radio



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Katia Lief (aka Karen Ellis) is the USA Today and internationally bestselling author of several novels, including THE MONEY KILL, book 4 in the acclaimed Karin Schaeffer thriller series published by HarperCollins. Her work has been nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, Derringer Award, and RT Reviewers Choice Award. Her next novel, A MAP OF THE DARK, will be published pseudonymously as Karen Ellis in January 2018 by Mulholland Books. Katia teaches fiction writing at The New School for Social Research. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.



A Map of the Dark Katia Lief


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Steven James is a national bestselling novelist whose award-winning, pulse-pounding thrillers continue to gain wide critical acclaim and a growing fan base.

Suspense Magazine, who named Steven’s book THE BISHOP their Book of the Year, says that he “sets the new standard in suspense writing.” Publishers Weekly calls him a “master storyteller at the peak of his game.” And RT Book Reviews promises, “the nail-biting suspense will rivet you.”

Equipped with a unique Master’s Degree in Storytelling, Steven has taught writing and storytelling on four continents over the past two decades, speaking more than two thousand times at events spanning the globe.

Steven’s groundbreaking book on the art of fiction writing, STORY TRUMPS STRUCTURE, won a Storytelling World award. Widely-recognized for his story crafting expertise, he has twice served as a Master CraftFest instructor at ThrillerFest, North America’s premier training event for suspense writers.



Every Deadly Kiss Steven James


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