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Angela Booth
Sydney
I'm a professional copywriter, writing teacher, author and tech journalist.
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If you’d like material to kickstart your own product creation, so that you have ebooks to sell quickly, here you go. Two popular programs are included in this package. You can use them as you’d like – you’ll find the... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 hours ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
October’s copywriting workshop is fully booked. A couple of people missed out, so my apologies. We haven’t promoted it at all, so I was surprised that it filled so quickly. However, you can book for November. Leap into Copywriting: October... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 hours ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
2. Got a Passion? Create a Review Blog Mommy bloggers lead the field in “passion” blogs. They turn kids, diapers and toys into a business. Fashion bloggers aren’t far behind. They make money blogging about clothes, shoes and skin care.... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Love the bullet journal system As you may know, I procrastinate, if I allow it. After just a day of using the bullet journal system, I’ve managed to complete two tasks which have been hanging fire for a couple of... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
2. Avoid Procrastination: Time Your Writing Sessions I use “timed writing” every day. This means writing for a specific period of time, using a timer. There’s a simple reason for this. If you know you’ve only got 25 minutes to... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Bullet journaling: write, see, remember As I said yesterday, I keep several handwritten journals, because they help my productivity, by keeping me focused on the tasks at hand. Journaling averts inertia. Inertia is always a big danger for writers. You’re... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
What I like about the Bullet Journal method is that the act of manually transferring my tasks from day-to-day, week-to-week, and month-to-month forces me to be more aware of that I need to do, what I have done, and, what... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
You’ve got to harvest your inspirations when you can. I used the Inspiration app (the name suits the app perfectly) to develop the cluster, because you can just keep going. It’s got an endless canvas, so your diagrams can be... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Outlining helps you to write faster Once you get an idea for a project, it’s easy enough to shape it. Fiction is all about emotions, for the writer, and the reader. Your story will have several turning points, so you... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Important: Think in Scenes I like to write in scenes. I do a lot of ghostwriting of both fiction and nonfiction. Over the years, I’ve found that when I think and write in scenes, I can write well, and just... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Back again. Time for Sunday’s primary task: draft blogging. I like to use Sunday afternoons to check over my own and clients’ blogs, and get some draft posts ready. Usually, I’m well ahead with draft posts; this is a good... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
The Big Benefit of Writing Magazine Articles: You Get Known Here’s the big benefit of writing magazine articles for unknown writers: you get known. Looking back, I can see that every traditionally published nonfiction book I’ve written came from magazine... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Ebooks to promote your business: create your marketing plan first Here’s a tip for marketing with ebooks. Although freebie ebooks aren’t the marketing goldmine they used to be, they’re still highly useful. If you’re using them, create your marketing plan... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
We’re in the final quarter of 2014. What will you be writing in 2015? I’ll be focusing on copywriting, as always, and on my own fiction, rather than ghostwriting for others. If you’d like to become a copywriter, and/ or... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. You have to know how to write for them You wouldn’t write a detailed technical manual using dense metaphors (unless you’re John Ashbery), and you wouldn’t write a hard boiled detective novel as if it were the King James... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 12, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Images and YOUR blog Many bloggers don’t create images for their blog posts. This is a shame, because it means that they get fewer social media shares. I grind my teeth whenever I find a wonderful blog post, which I’d... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 12, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Kill Your Backstory “Backstory” is everything that happens before your story starts. Let’s say you’re writing a “woman in jeopardy” mystery. Your heroine wakes up in the trunk of a car, bound and gagged. Good going: it’s exciting, you’ve started... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 10, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Do More. You’ll Experience Less Stress. Although this seems counter-intuitive if you’re already stressed, you can eliminate a lot of anxiety by doing more. You’ll see this process in action on my writing journal. I have so much going... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 9, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Start by writing book reviews I’ve always said that the best way to get book reviews is to give them to others. Definitely NOT in any kind of quid pro quo arrangement, but if you’re writing books/ ebooks (let’s just... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 9, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
If you are starting from zero today (like I did 3 years ago), I suggest the following plan: Get 10 sales as soon as you can. Get those algorithms moving. Also Boughts only appear after 10 sales, and they are... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 9, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Although I primarily use Scrivener for long projects, you can use Scrivener for short projects too. For example, I use Scrivener for my retainer clients — clients for whom I write regularly. I don’t use Scrivener for blogging, even though... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 8, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
A Simple 60-Minute Strategy. If you’re a new writer, this strategy might take you longer than 60 minutes. Everything takes longer when you’re just starting out. So if the strategy takes you four hours, that’s OK. You’ll get faster at... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 7, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
There’s never been a better time to be a writer. You can communicate with anyone on the planet almost instantly. You can write something in the morning and sell it in the afternoon. You can create properties which pay you... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 7, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Copywriting and romance fiction… can you write both? Why not? That’s basically how I started my long writing career. I’ve always thought that copywriting would have been much more difficult for me if I hadn’t written fiction first. Just like... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 7, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
A reader asked me whether you “should” write every day. Do what you can. In my first few years as a writer, I didn’t write every day. I’ve often talked about how challenging I found writing. It wasn’t easy. I... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 7, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog