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Angela Booth
Sydney
I'm a professional copywriter, writing teacher, author and tech journalist.
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Relax, and create: always be relaxed when you write You need to create, and to relax. Most of all, you need downtime each day: “To help relieve pressure, schedule daily blocks of downtime to refuel your brain and well-being. It... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
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God bless Amazon: it's now listing books in series. I've no idea whether this has rolled out completely, but it's wonderful. Just above the "Also Bought" slider, there's another one: "Books in This Series." Of course, Amazon may just be... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
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A new year means a new WordPress default theme for WordPress bloggers. Twenty Fifteen is waiting for you, in your dashboard. Here’s what it looks like. I’m a huge fan of the default WordPress themes. Over the decade or so... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life.” —Mansfield Park (1814) Facebook Twitter Pinterest expand Rosamund Pike looking upon “the most perfect refreshment” in a still from Pride and Prejudice.... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
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Are you still on the fence about social media? Many writers are. The most common objection for ignoring social media that I hear is: “I don’t have time”. Not too many months later, these are the same writers who contact... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
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What will you write in 2015? In this series, let’s look at some options for writing jobs you may not have considered. I’ve been helping students prepare for 2015. They want to grow their writing businesses, so I suggested that... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
The Big Changes for Writers in 2014 Here are the changes I saw in 2014. (They’re in no particular order.) 1. Self-Publishing Got Bigger Yes, there are challenges. Many authors are complaining about slowing sales; there are reasons for that.... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Social Media Can Be a Goldmine for Writers (but Only if You Use It) In May, we looked at social media opportunities for writers. The big benefit of social media is that it makes you visible. It can also get... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 12, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
3. Walk, Don’t Run: Plan, and Chunk Everything Writers often ask me how to format an ebook before they’ve written it. Cart before the horse, right? Make a plan. If you were writing an ebook, your entire plan might be:... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 11, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Here’s what I suggest to my students, if getting negtive reviews scares them: Use a pen name; Always be working on something new; If a negative review has a point (your formatting needs work, or you need an editor), fix... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 9, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
It’s not your fault I’ve made lots of writing mistakes in my time, and I continue to make them. My biggest mistake was not writing more in my first 20 years of writing. Instead of writing new material when I... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 9, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
It’s not easy to find a GOOD desktop blog editor WordPress is my blogging platform of choice, so I usually blog in the WordPress editor. However, that can be a royal pain, for various reasons. So, when I saw how... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 8, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Novels Are Complicated, With Lots of Parts to Them Most new novelists write novels which are all backstory. Eventually, the story starts. I’m not a fan of backstory. Your readers are smart. They’ll figure out the backstory as they go.... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 7, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Save Time, and Clear the Clutter Do you use your email Inbox as a To Do list? It’s tempting, but distracting. The biggest benefit I’ve found with the app is that it saves time, and clears my cluttered Inbox. Instead... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 7, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Team Up is by far our most popular writing coaching program. When it was last offered, I had no intention of offering it again until 2015. However, we’ve had many requests from desperate writers to run the program again. Julia’s... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 7, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Focus on What You Bring to the Company I write bios and resumes which get people hired. Here’s how I do it. I list my client’s attributes. Usually it’s a long list; many more than the client can come up... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 4, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
“This is the story of…” If you’re currently writing a novel, or have just finished a novel, sum up the story in ONE sentence. Begin your sentence: “This is the story of…” Just for a giggle, here’s Gone With the... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 2, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Ideas are everywhere. For inspiration, check your email, and the news, and ask your colleagues to help you to brainstorm. If you’ve still got nothing, try these ideas. 1. Create a list post List posts are super-easy. Choose a topic,... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 2, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
So here are some tips which work for me, after a few months of bullet journaling. 1. Be Messy, if It Works for You This morning, I glued a page of notes into my bullet journal, and for just a... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 1, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Please DO NOT wander off thinking: “I can’t get writing jobs at this time of the year.” That’s nonsense. You can. Just like any other business, you keep trading. “Let me know if I can help out” Tip: send out... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 1, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
What Do You Want to Write? Start by deciding what you want to write. Oddly enough, when I ask students this, they’re hard-pressed to answer. It’s essential that you DO answer it. Here’s why. Over the years, I’ve written pretty... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 30, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
You need input. Learn something new. It doesn’t matter much what that something is. Anything you’re learning will kick your brain cells awake. If you’re writing fiction, at some stage (for me it’s page 100), you’ll hit the wall. You... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 30, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
You have less competition than you imagine You may feel, as my students do, that there's lots of competition. If you hunt for writing jobs as other writers do, you're 100 per cent correct. There is lots of competition. Writers... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 29, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Know What You Want to Achieve If you decide what you want to achieve with your blog, you can save yourself a lot of time and hassle. When a blog is abandoned, it’s because the owner decided that that... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 28, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I’m Sticking With My Bullet Journal Why? Because for me, setting goals, and working toward their achievement, requires lots of thought. You can set and track a simple goal, such as improving your health by exercising each day, using an... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 26, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog