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Angela Booth
Sydney
I'm a professional copywriter, writing teacher, author and tech journalist.
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Online Facebook events are an excellent way to launch a new book, both fiction and non-fiction. They offer an exciting opportunity for new readers to explore the settings and characters of your book, with intriguing hints to draw them into... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Whatever our personal reasons, we all struggle with a lack of time. Therefore it’s vital that when you pick an opportunity, you stick with it. We’ve talked about the acre of diamonds syndrome. Writers work hard at something, then they... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
You’ll find ten posts on: Writing fiction — every writer I know seems to be trying his hand at fiction these days. Writing processes and writing to sell. In my own writing career, it took me a good 20 years... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Writing advice you can use today: the best of Fab Freelance Writing Blog If you’re a new reader, you may not be aware of how much content we have on the blog. That made choosing the best advice a real... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
How to get blog sponsors Here’s how: Get blog traffic in an area in which people spend money, such as: food and cooking, hobbies, parenting, kids, gadgets, fitness, exercise equipment, photography… I could go on, and on. Suffice to say... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
As I’ve been saying since 2000, your blog offers you instant publishing. Please stop thinking of your blog as if it were an ATM machine, although it can be. Start thinking of your blog as publishing. At the click of... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 20, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Find time to write in the margins of your life with these useful apps In my day job, I’m a marketer. Although I aim to find time for writing late at night, or early in the morning, it’s challenging. On... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 19, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Stop Waiting, Start Writing. You can write about anything, but before we get to that, let’s talk about mini projects. These are small projects which you write for fun, during your spare time – the time you spend waiting around.... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 17, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
The biggest challenge that both new and experienced authors face is that a novel has many, many elements. How are you supposed to keep it all straight? The short answer is that you can’t. No author can. Writing a novel... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 15, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Your book ghostwriting services: charge what you’re worth So… what are you worth? 🙂 A competent ghostwriter will charge upwards of $25,000 per book. If you’re just starting out as a writer, you may feel that this is an enormous... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 14, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Your writing process answers the question: “What Did You Write Today?” A writer we’ll call Ryan contacted me. He’s been writing for online publications like The Atlantic, and the pay is minimal. He’s paid around $100 for a well-researched article.... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 11, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Firstly, you may be wondering just what a “bullet journal” might be. The concept’s developer, Ryder Carroll, has an excellent intro to the system here. Basically, a bullet journal (BuJo) is a freeform notebook/ task list/ daily to do list... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 9, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I work with professional writers every day. Each and every one of them is writing to sell — they’re not hobbyists. Their income and family security depends on their sales. Sadly, over and over, I see writers making the same... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 8, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I hate book marketing. I’d much rather be writing. Do you hate it too? Excellent. We’re on the same page. Unfortunately, although we can hate it as much as we like — it’s nevertheless necessary. We need to make our... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 8, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
You can’t blog endlessly about your book, can you? Well, you can, as you’ll discover. Blogs grow organically. You blog about something or other, and that leads to fresh ideas for more blog posts. Here are three easy ideas to... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 7, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Here’s how to make plotting easier. Focus on character transitions. Your characters change. The causal events in your stories teach them something, and your characters change in response. If they don’t change, that’s OK too — “a leopard never changes... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 1, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. CREATE! Write, write, write, and then write some more You’ve got a day job. Or, if you’re a full-time writer and you’re writing all day. Your product-creation time is limited. However, somehow you need to carve out two to... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 31, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. WRITE! Choose genres which sell You can’t get paid for what you don’t write. As I mentioned above, experiment. No one knows what will work for you, and the stories you want to write. You’ll only find out when... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 30, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
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 Jul 29, 2016 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 Jul 29, 2016 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 Jul 28, 2016 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 Jul 27, 2016 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 Jul 25, 2016 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 Jul 24, 2016 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 Jul 23, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog