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Angela Booth
Sydney
I'm a professional copywriter, writing teacher, author and tech journalist.
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1. Start Simple: Create a Small, Easy Product If you’re entering NaNoWriMo, more power to you. However, if it’s the first time you’ve ever tried to create an info product, start small. Create a 20-page report, or write a short... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Fiction? Nonfiction? Get an idea, and research it quickly. Will you write fiction or nonfiction? Choose. Next, brainstorm. I like to brainstorm away from my office. I settle down in a coffee shop, or in a quiet spot in... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
3. Kick the MacGuffin. A MacGuffin is a plot device: something somebody wants. Or lots of somebodies. In Sophie Kinsella’s I’ve Got Your Number (a very funny novel) there are two MacGuffins: one is her engagement ring, and the other... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Create a Publication Plan You’ve decide to go ahead with NaNoWriMo. I have one word for you: plan. You know that I’m big on planning. You may not know that when it comes to fiction, I’m a pantser by... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Once You’ve Decided, Created a Plan for Your Chosen Network Once you’ve tried several networks, and have completed your profile on the network, create a plan. Decide how often you’ll engage and post there. Then watch what happens. Give it... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
We're living in amazing times. Never before in history has it been possible for one writer, alone, operating from a laptop, with his sofa as his home office, to make not just a six-figure income, but in many cases, a... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Free report: “Ebooks are Hot, and You Can Write Them” If you’re a new writer, download our free report: “Ebooks are Hot, and You Can Write Them”. You’ll discover hot ideas for ebooks in 2015, and how to write what... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Today, 30 MILLION pieces of content flow onto the Web, each and every day. That’s a LOT of content. You, I, and every other writer has to compete with that for attention. As we said in Professional Writing Going Forward... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
We’ve all got the same 24 hours in our day. In the time you have for writing, you need to be as efficient as possible. Here are three easy tips. 1. Write it DOWN! You’re a writer, so write everything... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Reading on go: keep up with yourself, and everyone else I wrote about social media writing on my freelance blog. Mostly, I read on my iPad. I use Flipboard, and if I find something I want to post to social... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 22, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I create a lot of content, of many different types, every day. So I tend to jump on any tool which might make creation easier. Your mileage will vary. I test and discard lots of tools, but that’s OK. Creating... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 20, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Plan Your Social Media Promotion While You’re Writing (Remember to Charge for It, If You’re Writing for Clients) Today, if you want to make money writing, you need to write more. And you need to write well. When you’re... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 19, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
If you’re a Mac person, Yosemite is here Yosemite, the new Mac OS X is here. When it was announced yesterday, I promised myself that I’d wait a month before updating. Updating is always risky; if your most-used programs haven’t... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 18, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Gorgeous graphics for your blog I’m no artist. If you’re like me, and nevertheless want to create graphics for your Kindle book covers, your blog, and your website, I’m sure you know all about Canva. Here’s what’s new: Canva for... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 17, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Your writing career can switch from busted to booming in the blink of an eye. When your own personal dark night of the soul hits you – and it will – here are some rules to follow. Rule 1: Keep... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 16, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
You CAN Self-Publish I had lunch while reading social media, and found this gem from Hugh Howey, Group Hug. Had to snicker at this one: 3) It will end your writing career if you self-publish. Actually, it’s just as likely... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 16, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Does This Mean You Need to Sit Down for 8 Hours at a Time? No. Here’s how 8-Hour Wins works: Hour 1: get your idea Hours 2 to 6: create! Hour 7: edit your creation Hour 8: sell it! The... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 15, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
If you’ve been reading these writing journal entries, you know that I’m a big fan of planning and scheduling. Everything I do is scheduled, otherwise I’d never get anything done. Left to myself, I’d dither around, reading books on my... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 15, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Your Goals: What’s Your Primary Goal for Your Website? If you’ve read my writing journal entries, you’ll know that I’ve been procrastinating on my new site. I keep changing my mind about the elements I want. It occurred to me... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 14, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Think on the page: it helps you to become a better writer I’m always telling my writing students: “you’re a BETTER writer than you think you are; and — you’re over-thinking this.” Then I advise them to think on the... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 14, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Three great Evernote resources Evernote Essentials – Brett Kelly’s excellent book. I’ve skimmed most of it; even if you’re an Evernote veteran, it’s useful to scan it occasionally to see what you’re missing. There’s so much in Evernote it can... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 13, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Go Beyond Amazon: There’s Cash Beyond KDP There’s more than one way to create and sell info products. Avoid tunnel vision. Yes, Amazon’s KDP makes publishing easy. However, there’s a whole world beyond KDP. If you’ve got a good... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 12, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Sell your ideas As you may know, I’m a writing coach. I love it, because I love writing, and enjoy helping people to overcome their challenges, whether those challenges are huge, or minor. Although it’s easier than it’s ever been... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 12, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Banish the what-ifs. Create 8-hour wins To banish the what-ifs forever, I’ve found that it’s essential to have processes and deadlines to ensure that I finish what I start. I’ve turned product creation into a checklist that I go through... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 11, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I use a simple mantra: create, and promote. You need to create, or you won’t have goods to sell. Every trader needs goods to sell. Traders aim to buy cheap, and sell dear. The difference between what a salable item... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 11, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog