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Angela Booth
Sydney
I'm a professional copywriter, writing teacher, author and tech journalist.
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1. Do your goals inspire you? Scrap any goals which don’t We’re almost in the final third of 2015. Spend ten minutes thinking about your progress this year. How many goals have you achieved, or surpassed? Your goals must excite... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Writing ebooks? If you’re a new author, you’re concerned about ebook pricing. Established authors, who’ve built up a catalogue of titles, tend not to worry about pricing individual ebooks. They’re focused on extending their reach, and on pricing their ebook... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
In Writing and Publishing Your Book: Finish It!, I gave you three tips to help you to complete your ebooks: Written more than 80%? start editing; Copy-type 500 words; “200 reasons this book will fail”… Please read the article for... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Want to write bestselling fiction? There’s one simple rule: keep readers reading. Authors have more challenges with story beginnings than they do with anything else, except perhaps the dreaded middle of a novel. Start with heart: that is, focus on... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Two more bestselling programs are closing over the next week. We’re launching new programs before 2016, and can’t promote everything. These programs will close for good on August 28, so you receive a very special offering on each of them.... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Many of my novels (bless them) start out as short stories. If I find that I keep adding interesting characters, and want to continue writing about these characters, I need to rethink the short story, and face the face that... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 19, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Writing is a job: keep regular hours What did you write today? (See daily word count, below.) Always be writing. Writing is a 24 hour a day gig. Writers are either writing, thinking about writing, or dreaming about writing.... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 19, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I shared the story of my ill-fated “let’s not publish new stuff in KDP Select” experience on my Just Write a Book Blog. I definitely lost money with that little experiment. All the ebooks I which I hadn’t enrolled in... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 16, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Kindle Unlimited sells ebooks I’ve published several ebooks over this past month, ignoring Select. I always meant to go wide with them, but I got busy, and had no time to publish the ebooks elsewhere. Last week, I checked the... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 15, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
It takes a lot to build a professional writing career. It takes, dedication, confidence, and sheer grit. And knowledge. This coming week, two of our bestselling writing programs are closing, to make way for new programs. It’s your opportunity to... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 14, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Short stories are selling again, and writers are paying attention Even before Amazon launched Kindle Unlimited, clever authors were using short stories. Not so much as a profit center, but as a trial balloons. Consider Fifty Shades of Grey. Its... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 14, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Bestselling authors are masters of their scenes. Their prose may be less than elegant, but it delivers an emotional punch. It’s always amusing when unsuccessful writers sneer at bestselling authors, whining that a certain bestselling author “can’t write” and doesn’t... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 13, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Please SELL on your blog There’s a big dent in my desk from where I’ve slammed my head in frustration. A writer sends me his blog’s URL. He’s selling his ebooks on his blog. Or so he tells me.... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 12, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Get clients onto a retainer: it’s good for them, and for you You’ve created a mailing for a customer. You’ve been paid in full. Now what? On to the next client’s project? NO! Savvy freelance copywriters look at each... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 11, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Start with macro editing: do you have a STORY? New authors think of editing as messing around with words. However, if you’re focusing just on the words when you begin editing, you might as well be rearranging deck chairs on... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 11, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Why brand yourself, and your clients? To stand out from the crowd, basically. You’re a freelance copywriter. Thousands of copywriters do what you do. What do you offer, that makes you stand out? Your brand isn’t your platform… A brand,... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 9, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Your readers MUST like your main character. If they don’t, they’ll never get beyond the ebook sample. They certainly won’t buy your novel, or short story. In Creating Characters In Fiction: No One’s Perfect, we said: “Beware of making your... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 8, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
You want ACTION: provide all the information your visitors need to make a decision Copywriters get confused about the difference between one-page websites, and sales/ landing pages. Here are the differences between a one-pager, and a sales page. On one-page... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 7, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Even if you love outlining, it’s all too easy to lose track in your fiction. If you’ve written a novel or two, it’s happened to you. You’re meant to be writing a romance, yet here you are, a quarter of... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 5, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
If you want to increase your writing income, value what you do That’s the bottom line. It’s up to you to decide how much income you want to make. Most professional writers who have a high hourly rate can point... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 5, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
2. Think series, and serials, for profitability You know I’m a fan of serials. Whenever you release a new episode, it gets you onto Amazon’s New Releases list. With the number of ebooks flowing onto the ebook retailers, when you’re... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 3, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
As you may know, I coach writers, and I’ve discovered that it’s NOT the super-secret marketing strategies that 80% of authors need. They just need to get back to the basics. You know: cover image, title, book description…. Today, with... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 2, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Fiction, and nonfiction too, is all about emotion Choose the emotion you want to convey in your cover, and in your title. Over the years, I’ve chosen many hundreds of titles for novels and short stories. I’ve always found it... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 1, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
How many ebooks have you published? How many will you publish in 2015? In five short months, this year will be over. What are your publishing plans for 2016? We talked about time management for writers. There’s a reason I... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 31, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Fact: the more you write, the more you earn — so time management for writers has never been more important. If you want to make a great income, you’ve got to carve as much writing time out of your day... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 30, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog