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Angela Booth
Sydney
I'm a professional copywriter, writing teacher, author and tech journalist.
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You’ve completed your novel. It’s so horrible that you’re ashamed. What on earth gave you the idea that you could write a novel, much less write bestselling fiction? Calm down. If you’ve got a mess, that’s AMAZING. It’s exactly what... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I’ve had several questions about descriptive passages when writing fiction, specifically about how you make your settings “come alive.” My advice is always to forget about writing long descriptions in your novel; focus primarily on your characters and plot. Readers... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Over the past few weeks in Team Up, I’ve been working with several writers who want to make money online. They’re setting up blogs, and they were shocked when I pushed them to create a blogging income immediately. One student,... Continue reading
Reblogged May 15, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Write a novel with drama To write a novel which sells well, remember DRAMA while you write. Drama keeps readers reading. Many books which are dramatic are quiet books; they don’t feature billion dollar bank heists and explosions. Pride and... Continue reading
Reblogged May 14, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
You’re an author of fiction; new or aspiring. One of your biggest challenges is keeping your readers entertained. Does your reader read your entire novel? If he doesn’t, your payments for Pages Read in Kindle Unlimited will suffer — as... Continue reading
Reblogged May 12, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Write fiction readers LOVE Consumers today have endless indoor entertainment options. Aside from an endless choice of millions of books, they can watch movies anywhere, anytime. They can binge on Netflix for an entire weekend if they wish, or play... Continue reading
Reblogged May 8, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
You can write, and enjoy it, even on the days you least feel like writing The tips you find in this ebook will help. They come from a lifetime of writing. In my early years, I was at the mercy... Continue reading
Reblogged May 7, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Are you a new author? Keep it simple and easy Ideas are everywhere; not every idea is a good idea for you. If I gave you ten minutes, I’m sure you could come up with ten ideas for books. They... Continue reading
Reblogged May 6, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
A “concept” is combo of an idea and a plan, and it’s short. A concept can be anything at all, and it can apply to almost anything at all. You have ideas all the time. The benefit of creating a... Continue reading
Reblogged May 4, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Let’s say that you’re not-so-happily working a day job. You’re also writing Kindle fiction on the side. You’ve written three novels, and you love writing fiction. Where do you see yourself in five years? Or perhaps you’ve quit your marketing... Continue reading
Reblogged May 1, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Want to defeat writer’s block? You can. Over the past month, our writers’ group has been working with a therapist and a group of experienced authors who suffered from severe blocks — they couldn’t write fiction at all. These simple... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 29, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I work with writers every day. A huge part of that work is separating a writer from his killer “musts” and “shoulds.” These faux strictures and rules stem from the writer’s inner critic, and they’re immensely harmful until the writer... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 28, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Freelance writing mindset: “how can I make (more) money out of this?” Ask the question when: You accept a commission to write for a magazine or website; Write an ebook, whether fiction or nonfiction; Do market research for a client;... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 27, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I love writing short stories because I’m a huge blogging fan. Blogging is instant publishing, and short stories are similar. You can write a short story today, and sell it tomorrow. By the way, our Kindle Short Fiction Domination program... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 22, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Making short stories work for you: how to use them Let’s look at some of the ways in which you can use short fiction ebooks. They’re an easy way to make the switch to writing fiction; Short stories will boost... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 19, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
The point of a novel is often referred to as the “story question”, or “dramatic question.” Although the story question might not be stated overtly, it must exist for your novel to be satisfying to readers. In many genres, the... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 16, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Develop your own writing projects: you create products and sell licenses to them The “write it, sell it” area is huge for freelancers of all stripes, not merely writers. It’s attractive, because you can work on projects which will earn... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 15, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
You’re an indie author, and you’re sinking in a swirling stream of doubts and anxieties. Are you wasting your time? What if your new book won’t sell? Every author has doubts. Some authors are continually anxious, and there’s a good... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 9, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
In a nutshell: freelance writing is writing for which you’re paid, under contract — always, always under contract. (More on contracts later in the series.) A freelance writer is self-employed. He works for himself, and his primary job is to... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 8, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Grow a writing career series: freelance writing from go to whoa This new series will cover the basics of freelancing, with some useful tricks to help you to grow your business quickly. My motivation for writing it is to be... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 3, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Recently I asked a friend who hits Amazon’s Top 100 with his novels how he does it. His response? “I look for ways to add suspense — I aim to add suspense on every page.” He says that although he... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 2, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Characters in fiction writing: two essentials for each character New authors imagine that to create a character, you need to know everything about him: his shoe size, for example. Or whether or not he likes anchovies on his pizza. To... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 2, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
One writer had written 11 ebooks. She was selling, but her intermittent marketing pushes had little effect. When she consistently spent 15 minutes a day marketing her top sellers, within a couple of months she was making more from her... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 1, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
2. Use other people’s audiences, and build your own Have you explored Facebook groups? It’s easy to fall into a trance using Facebook — you just want to check in, and before you know it, an hour has passed —... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 29, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Self-publishing today: your biggest challenge is YOU Sadly, you’re your own worst enemy. We all are. I’m not immune — I find new ways to torture myself and procrastinate each and every week. I tell myself about things I “must”... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 27, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog