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Angela Booth
Sydney
I'm a professional copywriter, writing teacher, author and tech journalist.
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Plot ideas for novels that readers want to buy: 2 essential tips We’ve just published the third ebook in our Selling Writer Strategies series, Plot Hot-Selling Fiction The Easy Way, because plotting seems to be the single biggest bugbear for... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Writing commercial fiction is a challenge for many authors. Have you ever said: “I can’t plot…?” If you have, your struggles with plotting your fiction are over. You’re about to discover the easiest, fastest, and most fun plotting method ever.... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
You can do it – you can write your novel, no matter how many people tell you that you can’t When you’re writing a novel, and you tell people about it, you’re hoping for encouragement. Some people, bless them, will... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Fiction writing: keep writing, and keep selling Let’s look at five tips you can use today, to help you to ease into a fiction writing/ money-making mindset. Over the past two years, since I first wrote this article, it’s become... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Writing fiction made easy: first draft, edit, final polish and PUBLISH Currently I’m coaching several Team Up students through their first novels. They’re finding editing a real challenge. Believe it or not, editing is EASY… If you separate your writing... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
2. Clear the clutter: be merciless because you’re making your novel better You’ve had a break, and you’re looking at your novel, wondering how to get started on your edit. Read the novel first. Just read it — preferably on... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
4. Stop the freebie insanity: charge more for your ebooks “Free”works. However, free shouldn’t be your only marketing tactic. Keep this in mind: readers won’t pay for anything they can get for free. As a corollary to that, if you’re... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
The big question for many authors: “In light of pages read, should I write a novel, or short stories?” This question is important to authors who are considering doing NaNoWriMo this year; NaNoWriMo is coming up again. In the time... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 22, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Repetition counts because it develops habits. When you develop success habits, you become a success The beauty of habit is that once something becomes a habit, it’s just something that you do. So when I know that I’ll need... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 21, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
2. Get a handle on your book with “this is a story about” You’ve brainstormed ideas for novels, and decide to develop one idea further. Get a handle on it by starting a sentence with: “this is a story about…”... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 20, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Neither Stephen King nor Dean Koontz plot their novels, and they happily write bestsellers, very prolifically. Going plotless saves time in many ways. You just dive in, and start writing. Free style tips for writing fiction, totally plotless Yep, you... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 17, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Keep a running, 5-minute To Do list: write anywhere, anytime In my everyday life, I’m a marketer. Frequently I’m home late, and there’s very little time for writing. I decided that I could do more writing, even at work,... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 16, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Ten years of the writing blog which helps you to make money In 2006, blogging was still an esoteric activity. Writing for the Web seemed, to many professional writers, slightly déclassé… Web writers were slumming it. “Real” writers wrote for... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 15, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Scene elements: how to set a scene Here are the five elements of a hot scene. 1. Where and when, time and place: a scene plays out, NOW Scenes are set somewhere. On a beach. In a warehouse. In a... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 14, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
How to conquer procrastination forever I’m the Queen of Procrastination. I put off writing for years, never mind weeks. Finally I accepted my tendency to put things off — I could even laugh at myself. From that moment on, my... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 13, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
You can start with doing more marketing, yes. However, that’s a slippery slope. You can spend too much on advertising, more than you’re likely to recoup in sales. My advice to “help! my sales are dropping” calls from self-publishers starts... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 12, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Writing tips: your characters are real, because the emotion is real You’re writing a novel about aliens who live on a planet far, far away. Or you’re writing a novel about a neurosurgeon, who has a gambling problem. Or you’re... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 11, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
To make an income from blogging, you must avoid the avoidable mistakes I’ve been blogging for almost two decades. I love it just as much as I always did. And when I coach newbie bloggers, I see them making pretty... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 10, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
On some days, writers would rather eat worms than write. You decide that you really need to clean out your closets, mow the lawn, go shopping for Christmas presents (in July), and so on — anything rather than sit down... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 5, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
You’re written a novel, or several novels. Although you love writing, marketing your books is a real chore. You’re finding that you’re spending a lot of money on marketing your novels, with diminishing returns… Is there an easier way? You’ve... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 4, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Want to sell more novels? As you may know, I love collecting tips which I’ve found useful for my writing students. This simple trick (I wouldn’t call it a strategy) will boost your writing skills, almost painlessly. And more to... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 3, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
If you’re familiar with Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat story plotting method, you’ll start your story with the Opening Image, the first “beat” in your story. Snyder’s final beat is the Final Image, which relates to the Opening Image. A... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 3, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Selling Writer Strategies: the mindset you need to sell your writing today As you may know, I coach writers, so I see writers starving in the midst of plenty. It’s sad, because there’s no need for it. Important: you can... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 2, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
2. Do you know the ending? For mysteries, the ending is easy: it’s the big reveal. The murderer is exposed. The sleuth modestly accepts gratitude, and skillfully fends off animosity from his enemies. In romances, the happy couple get their... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 30, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
The biggest mistake: thinking it’s all about your ebook It’s not about your ebook, it’s about your readers, and what they want. David Ogilvy has been called the Father of Advertising. Consider these two quotes: “The more informative your advertising,... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 29, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog