SPA Girls Podcast – EP242 – Interview with Ines Johnson (Part One) : Pen Names & Productivity


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This is a special two-part series with the awesome Ines Johnson, a highly successful indie author who has an extensive background in television writing, media production and college education.

In this episode, we cover Pen Names and Productivity. Ines has three pen names (that cover different genres) and she is the epitome of an organised, savvy and productive author that has so much to share with us!

Topics we discuss include:

  • Her fast-draft process and why Ines doesn’t write by wordcount
  • How she thinks in scenes and seasons per her television writing roots
  • Her advice for managing social media with more than one pen name
  • Why focussing on backlist is a smart strategy
  • Plotting and world building

This is a must-listen episode that you will find incredibly motivating. Ines is a powerful educator and this is such a treat to have her in the Spa! (which is also why we’re convincing her to come back next week too 😉 )

Ines Johnson Bio:

Lover of fairytales, folklore, and mythology, Ines Johnson spends her days reimagining the stories of old in a modern world. She writes books where damsels cause the distress, princesses wield swords, and moms save the world.

Aside from being a writer and professional reader, Ines Johnson is a seasoned educator. She’s taught screenwriting, story development, and media history for an art college in Washington, DC. A lifelong learner (read: academic addict), she holds a Master’s in Instructional Design, and a Doctorate in Educational Technology.

Ines’ website:

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Ines’ you tube channel for her plotting method and how she sets up her world building doc in scrivener:

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