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Angela Booth
Sydney
I'm a professional copywriter, writing teacher, author and tech journalist.
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A few months back, I published Writing Exercises: Tap the Other 99.99 Per Cent of Your Brain, and I’ve just updated it with another exercise: I’ve found Gabriele Rico’s clustering concept immensely useful. Clustering works much as your brain does,... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
How to Create a MOBI or EPUB Ebook From a Document. Do you use Scrivener? In Scrivener, you simply compile the Scrivener document in MOBI format in a couple of seconds. EPUB format is just as quick. Whatever document format... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
The Writer Entrepreneur Bundle: for you, if you’re ready for the next step. The Writer Entrepreneur Bundle contains three essential products to help you to write articles (the foundation of Web writing); to help you to sell with easy-to-learn copywriting... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
2. Start Your Short Story With a Motive. You can also start with a motive. My favorite motivational tool is the seven deadly sins: wrath, avarice, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony. You can create many different kinds of stories... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
For your ebooks to be available for the Kindle Unlimited program, they must be enrolled in KDP Select. That means, that if you want to be part of Kindle Unlimited, you must give Amazon exclusivity. That may well be a... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Turning Short Stories Into Novels. I recently completed a short story that I could easily turn into a novel. The story has three main characters. We meet another couple of characters, and we hear about several other characters. Without bending... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Once you’ve got a bio, you can slant it for many different purposes. For example, let’s say you’ve created a bio for the About page on your website. You can slant that to create a profile for your social media... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Develop a writing process which includes chunking projects. If your writing process doesn’t include chunking, start including it with everything you write, whether the project is short, or long. I use chunking for just about everything, whether it’s interviews, finding... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
2. Journal to keep your sanity. I’ve talked about journaling before. It keeps you productive, and writing. If you’re starting a new project, journaling a few paragraphs about it as soon as you get the gig primes the pump. If... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Think of Content Creation as a Funnel. Let’s say that you have a client who wants you to write ten articles a week on the topic of… dogs. The topic can be anything you choose, of course. Here’s how the... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
As with the No. 16 dotPad, this Ice pad has quickly become a favourite. For me, this is the perfect size: perfect for toting around but it's not too big nor too small. I can write from top to bottom... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
It’s just a chat… but it gets results. Cold calling to get freelance writing gigs (yes, that’s what you’re doing) freaks out many writers. They just won’t do it. Consider this. What’s the worst that can happen? I’ll tell you.... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Custom publications are everywhere: start looking for them. In the above article, we gave you a strategy for finding custom publications. They can also appear in your letterbox. I received several this week. One was from our local veterinary surgeon.... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Avoid Perfectionism The quest for the perfect first sentence can do more harm than good. Get the story going, or even finished. Then come back and figure out the perfect first sentence. You don’t need to start off writing with... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 16, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Let’s get a definition out of the way. What is a writing platform? Basically, it’s having a readership. That’s confusing to many writers. They think that to get a platform, they need to publish a book with a traditional publishing... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 16, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Production is everything: readers can’t read what you don’t write. I chat with writers every day. If there’s one thing I wish I could wave a magic wand and change, it’s this: I’d give all writers a consistency gene. Consistency... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 16, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Make money writing when you sell your essays over an over again Written an essay? Sell it. And don’t stop there. As I point out in this article, you sell first serial rights, and maybe some (limited) electronic rights. You... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 15, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. “Tell Me the Story…” No writer is a good judge of his own book. That’s why you get beta readers. I knew Regina’s beta readers had enjoyed the book, and I was looking forward to reading it myself. So... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 15, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
“Write What You Know…” by Researching. “Write what you know” is a common writing tip, and it’s fine advice, but unfortunately writers take it too literally. “What you know” includes anything you can research, and can imagine. Let’s say that... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 14, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Productivity blogger Jonathan Milligan offers this simple solution to turn your Kindle notes and highlights into (searchable) notes in Evernote. All you have to do is head to your Kindle account on Amazon, select one of your books, and go... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 13, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Focus on the present. People zone out when you attempt to impress them with stats, degrees and a mile-long list of accomplishments. Why? They don’t really care (much) about what you’ve done in the past; they want to know how... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 13, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Did it matter Huck was introduced in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer? Not really. The characters were reintroduced throughout the novel, personality traits and habits written in where necessary. And Twain didn’t rehash the plot because it was insignificant to... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 13, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
“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. He’d make more per hour if... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 13, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I do a lot of ghostwriting, and am very comfortable with it. However, many writers are not. Keep this in mind, when you’re a ghostwriter: not only does your name never appear on the book, you can’t claim the work... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 12, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
3. Aim to Complete a Story a Week. When you write a series of short stories, it’s a way of sneaking up on writing at novel length. If you can, aim to write a short story a week. This might... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 11, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog