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Angela Booth
Sydney
I'm a professional copywriter, writing teacher, author and tech journalist.
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I create a lot of content, of many different types, every day. So I tend to jump on any tool which might make creation easier. Your mileage will vary. I test and discard lots of tools, but that’s OK. Creating... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Plan Your Social Media Promotion While You’re Writing (Remember to Charge for It, If You’re Writing for Clients) Today, if you want to make money writing, you need to write more. And you need to write well. When you’re... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
If you’re a Mac person, Yosemite is here Yosemite, the new Mac OS X is here. When it was announced yesterday, I promised myself that I’d wait a month before updating. Updating is always risky; if your most-used programs haven’t... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Gorgeous graphics for your blog I’m no artist. If you’re like me, and nevertheless want to create graphics for your Kindle book covers, your blog, and your website, I’m sure you know all about Canva. Here’s what’s new: Canva for... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Your writing career can switch from busted to booming in the blink of an eye. When your own personal dark night of the soul hits you – and it will – here are some rules to follow. Rule 1: Keep... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
You CAN Self-Publish I had lunch while reading social media, and found this gem from Hugh Howey, Group Hug. Had to snicker at this one: 3) It will end your writing career if you self-publish. Actually, it’s just as likely... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Does This Mean You Need to Sit Down for 8 Hours at a Time? No. Here’s how 8-Hour Wins works: Hour 1: get your idea Hours 2 to 6: create! Hour 7: edit your creation Hour 8: sell it! The... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
If you’ve been reading these writing journal entries, you know that I’m a big fan of planning and scheduling. Everything I do is scheduled, otherwise I’d never get anything done. Left to myself, I’d dither around, reading books on my... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Your Goals: What’s Your Primary Goal for Your Website? If you’ve read my writing journal entries, you’ll know that I’ve been procrastinating on my new site. I keep changing my mind about the elements I want. It occurred to me... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Think on the page: it helps you to become a better writer I’m always telling my writing students: “you’re a BETTER writer than you think you are; and — you’re over-thinking this.” Then I advise them to think on the... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Three great Evernote resources Evernote Essentials – Brett Kelly’s excellent book. I’ve skimmed most of it; even if you’re an Evernote veteran, it’s useful to scan it occasionally to see what you’re missing. There’s so much in Evernote it can... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 13, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Go Beyond Amazon: There’s Cash Beyond KDP There’s more than one way to create and sell info products. Avoid tunnel vision. Yes, Amazon’s KDP makes publishing easy. However, there’s a whole world beyond KDP. If you’ve got a good... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 12, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Sell your ideas As you may know, I’m a writing coach. I love it, because I love writing, and enjoy helping people to overcome their challenges, whether those challenges are huge, or minor. Although it’s easier than it’s ever been... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 12, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Banish the what-ifs. Create 8-hour wins To banish the what-ifs forever, I’ve found that it’s essential to have processes and deadlines to ensure that I finish what I start. I’ve turned product creation into a checklist that I go through... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 11, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I use a simple mantra: create, and promote. You need to create, or you won’t have goods to sell. Every trader needs goods to sell. Traders aim to buy cheap, and sell dear. The difference between what a salable item... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 11, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
From goals to plans Here’s my basic method: Intention => Goal => Plan Your intention is vital — what do you WANT? Why do you want it? One of the many reasons I journal daily (obviously this journal is highly... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 11, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Sadly, the paperless office is pretty much a myth. Yes, companies are forgoing paper, and are sending digital invoices, but there’s still lots of paper. In my office, I have many notebooks I need to keep organized, as well as... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 10, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Create a website which SELLS It’s never been easier to do that. You may know that I use Weebly.com — here’s one of my websites there. Even on a bad day, if I had a migraine splitting my skull, I... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 9, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Stop thinking, keep doing One of the most common things I tell students is: “you’re over-thinking this.” Many (all) of my students could be doing better if they’d stop second-guessing themselves and started deciding. And would charge more. We talked... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 9, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Turn Your Story-Starter Into a Novel, or a Short Story How did you do? You’ve now got at least one character. Maybe you have three or more. It’s time to use the fiction writer’s favorite tool – “what if.” Warning:... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 8, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Why October to December Can Be a Dead End (but Only if You Allow It) One reason: it’s the HOTTEST sales time of the year. Publications are busy with January/ February issues – both issues packed with advertising for “New... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 7, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Coping with writers’ procrastination starts with looking for ways in which you’re procrastinating. I’ve found my journals immensely helpful with this, especially my bullet journal. If I see myself migrating tasks over and over, I know I’m procrastinating. Then the... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 7, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Exploring Blue Oceans, and Making Competition Irrelevant In a sense, that’s part of what we cover in Your Creative Business: Coaching to Turn Your Creativity into Profits. You’re creative, and as a creative, you’re UNIQUE. There’s no one like you,... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 6, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Writers approach me every week, sending me messages that they "want to write." That desire is important. Here's why: if you want to write, you can. Your desire shows that it's possible for you. However, your desire to write is... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 5, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Most of my planning happens in Evernote, as we looked at yesterday. I’ve created a “client blogging” notebook for clients’ blogs. For some clients, where I need to chase up lots of information, I create a shared Evernote notebook. That... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 5, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog