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Angela Booth
Sydney
I'm a professional copywriter, writing teacher, author and tech journalist.
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2. Write short ebooks and get the best covers you can afford (and stop charging 99 cents) One very successful author told me that the shorter the book, the more expensive the cover he sources. “I charge $3.99 and if... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
All the writing strategies you need I created the first version of Angela Booth’s Top 70 Writing Tips: Write More, Improve Your Writing, And Make More Money 12 years ago, for my students. After watching their struggles, and realizing that... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Writing Process: Stop Thinking, Start Writing. You may be thinking that “start writing” is all very well for writers of fiction. However, it works for every writer, no matter what you’re writing. You may be a copywriter who’s writing for... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Multi-tasking used to be fashionable, and in a sense it works. I read ebooks and make notes, or watch YouTube while I’m cooking, for example. However, trying to do too much at once is a big reason your writing may... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Consider all the avid readers who are getting new devices among their holiday gifts. Some of those readers will be new to ebooks. Think about how you can serve them. Could you write a couple of novellas or three short... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 17, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Keep writing. Stop looking at other writers. Stop complaining about their high or low rates, or their high or low prices for ebooks. Or blogging. Whatever works for them may or may not work for you. I suspect the flow... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 13, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Writing Fiction: 4 Tips that Breathe Life into Your Stories If you write, you know that this is a lifelong thing. Now, over 40 fiction books later, I have picked up a few good writing habits. Following are four that... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 11, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Resources to come up with ideas for your author blog You can use Twitter, as I do, or Facebook, or Pinterest, to come up with ideas. Alternatively, look through your browsing history. Which blogs do you read? Make a list... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 10, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Fiction? Nonfiction? Will you write fiction or nonfiction? Choose. Next, brainstorm. I like to brainstorm away from my office. I settle down in a coffee shop, or in a quiet spot in a soft chair in our local library.... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 8, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Realize that emotions are temporary Whatever you’re feeling, whether it’s joy or despair, it will pass. You don’t have to do anything about any emotion, because all emotions are temporary. Yes, it hurts when you’re going through an “I... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 6, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
A question: what challenges you most when you’re writing short stories? Nonfiction writers doubt their skills when it comes to writing short fiction. You don’t know where to start. On the other hand, perhaps you’re writing stories already, but you... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 4, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Not an idea in your head? That’s OK. Use this simple character template: Name + Age + Occupation + Major Attribute + (optional) Big Problem Viz: Tessy Anne Smith, 21, PR intern, ambitious — big problem: evicted from her apartment,... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 31, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Fast freebie ideas you can use today Almost anything can be offered as a freebie. And your freebies can be simple. Simple freebies include: a free report, a short story, a list of resources, a mind map of a process,... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 29, 2016 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
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 Aug 26, 2016 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 Aug 26, 2016 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 Aug 23, 2016 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 Aug 22, 2016 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 Aug 22, 2016 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