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Angela Booth
Sydney
I'm a professional copywriter, writing teacher, author and tech journalist.
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1. Journal: It’s a Good Habit Which Pays Off for Part-Time Writers Your journal is your thoughts on paper. Whenever a writer tells me that he procrastinates, I encourage him to journal. It builds your writing habit. Over the years,... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Tips for creating your own cover designs Check the covers of bestselling ebooks in your fiction genre, or in your category, if you’re publishing nonfiction. Illustrations are popular in some genres; Rough designs out on paper first, so you get... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
If You Want to Write a Book… Self-Publish Although most of the “illegitimacy” of self-publishing has long gone — sensible authors know that self-publishing is the way to go — some of the stigma of publishing your own books remains.... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I encourage you to think of yourself as a publisher, and develop a publishing program. There are no restrictions. You can write anything you like. Authors contact me about writing under a pen name for material they don't want appearing... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. What’s the Problem? Start by defining your problem, in writing. Yes, write it down. Often, you’ll see the solution immediately. Let’s say that you’re stuck on a project. Write it down. “I’m stuck on this white paper, because_” Do... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
What do you receive when you subscribe to Fiction Writing Profits? You receive a free report, “Short Stories For Fun And Money: Write Short Fiction”, and a free mini-course. You also receive news, tips, and advice. And you receive prelaunch... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
2. Blog Your Passions: What Do You LOVE? I wish I could clone myself, because there just isn’t enough time to create all the blogs I’d love to create. If you love something — no matter how weird and odd... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 24, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I just typed “my-local-city dentist” into Google. What did I see? I’ll tell you. I saw Google ads, and ads from various other companies trying to make money from local search results. BUT I didn’t find ANY websites from local... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 23, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
How to Use Your Ten Minutes Let your creative self lead during those ten minutes. When the time you’ve scheduled arrives, ask yourself whether you want to write? If the answer’s Yes, start writing. If the answer’s No, read, or... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 22, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
New to writing fiction? If you’re new to writing fiction, the mini-course will get you started writing commercial fiction. Writing commercial fiction is different from writing literary fiction. You’re writing for entertainment; the mini-course will answer your questions. If your... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 20, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I started my writing career writing fiction, many years ago. In those days, you had to be lucky to be able to make a full-time career writing fiction. Today, luck has nothing to do with what you can achieve. Know-how... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 20, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
When You Write in Series, You’re Baking-in Promotion The “write a series” trick is often used by publishers. Rather than signing an author to a single book contract, they’ll offer the author a multi-book contract. They know that when a... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 19, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Writers have never had as many opportunities as they do now. Fiction’s a big opportunity. However, fiction’s a challenge for writers, both long-established writers, as well as new writers. Yes, there are many ways you can self-publish. You can even... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 18, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Start With Your Genre Generally speaking, when you’re sitting down to write, you can start with a plot, or the glimmer of an idea, or a character. With this strategy, you start with a character. Your story person needs to... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 17, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
We talked about what a short story was yesterday on the freelance writing blog. Today, let’s look at what a serial might be. In general terms, a serial publication just means regular installments of a story, or TV show, or... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 16, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
How to Get Your Head Around a Short Story In a short story, someone wants something… a likable character undergoes a transformation, or learns a lesson, or solves a big problem. A short story can be any length up to... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 15, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Short stories are fun to write I enjoy fiction, because I can let myself go. I can write about the couple I saw in the coffee shop who were having an intense argument. I can imagine how it felt to... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 9, 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 Feb 9, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I created this video to illustrate this blog post, “The BEST Kindle Book Marketing Tip”, because creating a mailing list makes some writers nervous. However, your mailing list is the simplest and easiest — and most effective — book marketing... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 8, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Prepare for readers when you prepare the upload of your new ebook Prepare by creating a mailing list. Choose the list provider of your choice. MailChimp has become popular in the past few years. I’m a longterm user of Aweber,... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 8, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Yes, you could send out introductions to your services to your prospects list. Sending out intros is better than nothing. However, most of your prospects will delete your messages, or they’ll file them away, and forget them. An offering is... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 7, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Your goal: to promote your business. Your publisher’s goal: to sell lots of books. The bigger the publisher, the more books the company aims to sell. This means that you’ll need a good hook to gain a publisher’s interest. Celebrity... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 6, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Set a deadline You also need a deadline. I’m much faster on clients’ ghostwriting projects than I am on writing my own books, because I know that that deadline is there. Most writers are like that: we need a finish... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 4, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
How to use your WHOLE brain: switch on the lights You can use all your brainpower resources quite simply: Be aware that your right brain is “silent”, it can’t speak. Give your right brain space to communicate. In Idea Magic,... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 4, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Realmac are launching a new blogging platform When I heard about this Indiegogo campaign for Typed.com, I had to contribute, of course. I couldn’t be more eager to see what Realmac deliver. I love blogging, and when people who’ve delivered... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 3, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog