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Angela Booth
I'm a professional copywriter, writing teacher, author and tech journalist.
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Fiction writing when you hate to plot Back in the day, I hated to plot too. I’d get a wonderful idea for a novel and at first the words would flow from my fingertips like magic whenever I sat down... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
You’re writing fiction. Writing, writing, writing… it’s going like a dream. You have magical ideas for a brilliant plot, and you adore your characters. Then it all turns to ashes. You realize that your plot is stupid. Not only do... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Here’s a marketing tip for an outstanding 2018 — give LinkedIn advertising a try. Facebook advertising works for many writers too, even in B2B (business to business) industries. Let’s look at some exciting freelance opportunities which exist now, and which... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 14, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Short stories boost your KDP pages read — instantly Sales for the pen name under which I wrote the two short stories have been languishing, because I haven’t published anything under that name since 2015. The first short story... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 12, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
One of the biggest benefits of content curation is that it can help you to build your authority as an author. Here’s how it works. Imagine for a few moments that you’re an author who publishes cozy mysteries. You’ve written... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 9, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
We talked about a mini SWOT analysis in this post on novel-writing hacks. The more your income depends on something, the more alert you need to be to threats to that income. Nothing stays the same. Once your self-publishing income... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 8, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
When you’re writing to sell, Christmas comes early. Many businesses make the bulk of their income from October to January. If you’ve got clients, they have writing jobs for you NOW. It’s much easier to get writing jobs at this... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 5, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Time management when you’re a freelance writer If you’re overwhelmed with your writing business, there’s one thing to remember: write first. Everything else must fit in around your writing, because that pays the bills. Basically, your time management consists of... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 1, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Firstly, kudos if you’re taking part. You’ll learn a lot about yourself, and with any luck at all, you’ll write and publish your novel. NaNoWriMo hacks: easy tricks to survive November Anytime I’ve got an important writing project, I take... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 31, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
What was popular with this blog’s readers in 2017? Well — short stories, among other things. Let’s have some fun and do an occasional round up “best of” post, before we gear up for 2018. Not merely for nostalgia… These... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 29, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Is WordPress blogging for you? Although WordPress has become the de facto blogging platform standard, it’s not for everyone. I can say this with confidence, because I’ve been using WordPress since it was hatched, in 2003. It was a nightmare... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 24, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I was chatting with a friend who’s entered NaNoWriMo several times, and has an excellent question. She asked how to achieve her goals this year. She’s never published any of the novels she wrote in November, even though that was... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 22, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Pretty is as pretty does: keep it simple Keep it simple because… your website will break. Guaranteed. No website survives changes that you make, and that your web host makes, unscathed. Things break. Imagine yourself a year from today,... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 20, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Our first short story class is well underway, and is huge fun. One of the most popular questions I receive is about ebook covers. When you’re publishing a short story, paying $100 for a premade cover can be a tad... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 19, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
From Publicity And Marketing Magic For Writers: How To Build Your Writing Platform And Sell More Every Day, my latest book for writers: Today’s challenge for writers: attention and visibility Today, every writer struggles for attention. It doesn’t matter what... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 17, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Is it worth entering NaNoWriMo this year? I conducted a mini straw poll among my friends who write fiction. The authors who have yet to complete a first novel were raring to go. The authors who have a publication schedule,... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 16, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Want to write a nonfiction book? Here you go… Create an outline. If you hate outlines, I don’t mean the kind of outline that your English teacher harassed you into creating when you were 12. The kind of outline you... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 13, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Today, you can make money writing fiction — short fiction. That hasn’t always been the case. For many years, writing short fiction was a no-no. Then Amazon developed the Kindle Store and self-publishing became popular, creating a renaissance in short... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 13, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
You want to write a novel. Over the next few weeks, we’ll look at some essentials. I hope these articles will help you, whether you’re taking part in NaNoWriMo or not. The milestones are essential in revision, as well as... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 11, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Do you want to write short stories? I LOVE short fiction, because not only are short stories the simplest form of book marketing, they sell. Browse your favorite online book retailer. You’ll see that traditional publishers have caught on. These... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 9, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I hate pessimism. Nevertheless, it’s important to temper your enthusiasm with a little caution. Words like “write a novel” will awaken your inner editor, and this can be disastrous when you’re writing first draft material. Tell yourself (and your inner... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 7, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
On Amazon, the term “short stories” has a respectable monthly search volume of half a million searches, which shows that readers are searching for snack-sized fiction and are buying it. If you’re not using short stories in your self-publishing program,... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 5, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Let’s define content marketing first. What is it? Basically, content marketing involves creating and sharing online content like blog posts, social media posts, audios (podcasting) and videos. Although content sells, content market is not direct selling. Rather, your aim is... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 3, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Writing ideas: think of writing services, plus products to sell Companies large and small are super-busy at this time of year. They don’t have the time for all the marketing they want to do, and this is where you, the... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 24, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Favorite apps to write spare-time fiction Here are my favorites. Some are Mac-only, but most have Windows equivalents. If I know an an equivalent, I’ll suggest it. Evernote (Mac and Windows): all in one, does everything, everywhere My all-time favorite... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 22, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog