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Angela Booth
Sydney
I'm a professional copywriter, writing teacher, author and tech journalist.
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1. Generate ideas which work for your blog, fast What do you want your blog to do? Decide on the results you want from your blogging. When you know what you want, you can generate ideas which will help you... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Give readers the emotional charge they want (what’s the genre?) If you’re a movie fan, you know that movies made from novels are usually much less satisfying than the novels themselves. Why? One reason: a novel reveals characters’ emotions,... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I adore Jo Beverley's books; they're my comfort reads. So sad to hear of her passing. Thank you for the post. She sounds as wonderful as her books. She'll be sadly missed, and my condolences to everyone close to her, and all who knew her.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on In Memoriam: Jo Beverley at Word Wenches
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Relax — don’t “try to write”, just write If you find writing a struggle, chances are that you’re “trying” to write. You won’t improve your writing by struggling. To be creative, you need to relax. From Neuroscience: Relaxing Makes You... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Write about it: write about your writing tasks I’ve often shared my favorite writing acronym: DDT — Do, Don’t Think. It’s my favorite acronym, because I find myself sharing it with a depressed writer at least once a week.... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Students of our Kindle publishing program asked whether serial publication only works for romances. No – I’ve seen horror, fantasy and mysteries published as serials. Here are the benefits of serialized fiction: You’re publishing regularly, so you appear on Amazon’s... Continue reading
Reblogged May 21, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
3 steps to blogging to sell Blogging is challenging today. A decade or so ago, you could blog, and get readers, simply because you were there. It’s hard to believe how easy it was in those long-ago days. Today, writers... Continue reading
Reblogged May 20, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Writing fiction: focus on the EMOTIONS Fiction is emotions, just like life. Can you imagine not feeling anything at all? A person who’s without feelings isn’t human, as we understand the term “human”. Emotions rule us — it’s the way... Continue reading
Reblogged May 18, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Too much preparation — and too little A book is always a long project, even if you’re writing a short ebook of 10,000 words. You need to avoid over-long preparation, otherwise your book will die long before you give it... Continue reading
Reblogged May 17, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Listen up: here’s how to improve your writing, instantly Writing is not typing. It’s thinking… BUT (and this is a big, big but) — if you spend your time thinking, you’ll block. Therefore, you need to do your thinking on... Continue reading
Reblogged May 16, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Start With an Image. I like to start my fiction with an image, rather than a bunch of words. In How to Write a Short Story in 5 Steps, I said: You can start with a real image, if... Continue reading
Reblogged May 15, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Writing a novel? Focus on scenes. Scenes in a novel are the heart of your novel. When you know how to write scenes, you’ll write better books. A scene is a unit of ACTION. Make something HAPPEN — something important,... Continue reading
Reblogged May 14, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Write and sell ebooks: use the self-publishing revolution to change your life We’re freelance writers. We write for money. When we do, we trade a finite resource — our time — for dollars. This is a useful strategy. As soon... Continue reading
Reblogged May 12, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Updated: May 13, 2016 Want to make money blogging in 2016? There’s never been a better time to turn a blog into a business, or get hired to blog. Everyone wants content, and that’s wonderful news for writers. These tips... Continue reading
Reblogged May 12, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Resist the Impulse to Explain New writers start off great. They get the woman in the trunk of the car (or create some other hot action which starts things off.) Then they feel they need to explain who the woman... Continue reading
Reblogged May 11, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Kindle Unlimited has made short fiction profitable I began my professional writing career writing romance novels. Although I’d had short stories published in magazines, making a career out of short fiction didn’t appeal to me. I love to immerse myself... Continue reading
Reblogged May 11, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Writing nonfiction: the “length” secret Here’s a simple answer. Look at it this way. Before ebooks, to get a nonfiction book published, you needed to convince a publishing house to publish it. So, the length was pretty much determined by... Continue reading
Reblogged May 10, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Targets and writing goals: essential for all writers, especially if you hope to make money I’ve written about creating and achieving writing goals. In this post, Achieve Your Writing Goals, Finally, I said: Until you commit 100% to a goal... Continue reading
Reblogged May 9, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Why write ebooks? Consider this. You’ve got a huge, worldwide audience, with literally billions of customers. Ebooks are selling not only in the English speaking world, but all over the globe – India is a hot market, and Asia is... Continue reading
Reblogged May 9, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Never mind your goals, focus on processes From Penelope’s article: “Goals are really about process – the results are ancillary.” Yes. Processes. You need to create a map to your goal, and the roads which will lead you to it.... Continue reading
Reblogged May 8, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
It’s all about search engine optimization (SEO), and copywriting, when you launch your new blog Search engine optimization (SEO) counts. Not in the ridiculous and spammy “get on the first page of Google!” sense, but in the plain old indexing... Continue reading
Reblogged May 8, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Why do you need a blog promotion strategy? Today, promoting your blog content is just as important as creating that content — and in some ways, even more important. Today there’s endless content online. Your blog will sink without a... Continue reading
Reblogged May 7, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I’m currently writing a series of short stories, each of which is under 5,000 words in draft form. They tend to get longer in revision – I’m a wordy writer – but I aim for just four scenes in the... Continue reading
Reblogged May 7, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Many writers want to write fiction, but they’re hesitant. They need an income from their writing, even if it’s a small one. Fiction can be speculative, and you’re concentrating your energies on getting freelance work. Why invest time and energy... Continue reading
Reblogged May 6, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I write short stories for clients, and for myself, under a number of pen names. I use pen names to experiment. If you use a different pen name for each genre, you can easily track what succeeds, and what doesn’t.... Continue reading
Reblogged May 4, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog