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Angela Booth
Sydney
I'm a professional copywriter, writing teacher, author and tech journalist.
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3. Pitch! Pitch early, and often. The most common kind of pitch is the simplest. It can be just a sentence: “Would you be interested in an article/ book on ___________ ? (whatever)”. You send this simple pitch to anyone... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 hours ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Writers have always worried about their writing income. We’re living in a wonderful new world however. In our new world, it’s possible for any reasonably competent writer to quit his day job. A few weeks ago, The Passive Voice published... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
The single most popular post (measured by number of comments) ever to appear on TPV was Indie Authors Quitting Their Day Jobs. In the original post, PG simply passed on an invitation from a visitor to the blog for indie... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
As you may know, we’re clearing the decks of our bestselling writing programs. We’ve got more coming, so we’re withdrawing all the programs which we’re not actively promoting. This is good news, if you’ve been considering a program. Remember, that... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
2. What’s EASY for you to write? No form of writing is easy in the beginning. Every form of writing – copywriting, blogging, whatever – takes time to learn. However, even the learning needs to be fun and because it’s... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
So, do you believe you can do it? You may need to work on your motivation, but if self publishing is what you want to do, you can. Here’s the biggest reason you can be a self publishing success: you’re... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Pen names: should you use a pen name? Writers often ask me about pen names. Usually, I advise the writer to stick to his own name. It’s hard enough to brand one name, without needing to worry about other names.... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
“Help! My Stories Aren’t Selling.” Firstly, how many stories have you written? If you’ve written fewer than 30, keep going. Next, read. Authors publish their ebooks as freebies. Download them, and read. Here’s Amazon’s Top 100 Free in Paranormal Romance,... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Clustering Is Fishing. Look on clustering as fishing in your subconscious mind. You never know when you’ll hook a big one. Even if you dislike a project, you’ll become inspired. Follow the energy of your inspirations; let it take you... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
A neat thing about Ulysses is that it is very free-form, and as a consequence, it can adapt to different needs. For a novel, I would create a top-level “group” to hold the project itself. Then I create sub-groups to... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
My articles on writing tell you: you do this. Then you do that, and… Writers get confused. They send me messages like, “You said this”, but in this article, you say something else. Which is right? Usually both suggestions/ tips/... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 11, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. What do you LOVE? Love trumps everything else. I love writing, and I enjoy teaching. However, neither of these areas pays particularly well. My enjoyment more than makes up for it however. Sometimes a specialty will choose you. You... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 10, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Almost Any Topic Can Be Book-Worthy Relax. Write about what you know. (And can research.) Here’s why. Any topic can be book-worthy, and it’s easier writing about what you know and enjoy, rather than a topic you’ve chosen solely because... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 10, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
hree of our bestselling programs are going, going and will be GONE soon. I love all three programs, but the fact is that we have TOO many, and can’t keep up with them all. It’s not only confusing for you... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 9, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Draft! The More Drafts You Have, the Easier It Is to Choose. Here’s a paradox. It’s easier to choose what to write next, if you have more to choose from. Here’s why broadening your choice works. Your biggest challenge... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 8, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Barbara Freethy is hard-working. People who succeed at anything are hard-working, so that’s nothing new. Learn what’s possible, right now I mentor writers, many of whom would love to be bestselling authors. However, they face challenges. Here’s their biggest challenge:... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 6, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Tip: stick with what you’re doing for three months. 3. Keep Prospecting, a Little Every Day: Ten Minutes Is Fine. Marketing is a big challenge too. You’ll get busy, and feel that you don’t have time to market. You don’t... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 5, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
A Modification of the Strategy: Three Months to Release If you’re anything like me, and your reaction to this strategy is, “not in this lifetime”, you can modify the strategy. No one suggests that you need six full-length novels. Why... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 4, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Right off the bat in her workshop, Courtney made a key statement. I wish that every writer who hopes and dreams and struggles could have been there to hear that statement. She said that any good writer who wants to... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 4, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I can’t believe that the third quarter of 2014 is well underway. Once we reach the fourth quarter, it’s a mad rush to get everything done, and then 2015 will be here before we know it. With that in mind,... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 3, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
In any creative endeavor you have to give yourself permission to create junk. There is no way around it. Sometimes you have to write 4 terrible pages just to discover that you wrote one good sentence in the second paragraph... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 2, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
As you wash a dish, instead of having your mind elsewhere, instead of rushing through it, give that task a little space. Be there, with that task. Feel how your body feels standing in front of the sink. See the... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 2, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Here's how to set up a multi-author box set at Smashwords: Choose your collaborators and focus - Choose collaborators who write for the same target reader you write for. For example, if you write New Adult romance, collaborate with fellow... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 2, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Your Biggest Challenge: Your Inner Editor You may want to start tracking your word counts too, as Dean does. Although Dean works in his business, he gets a lot of writing done. Here’s the benefit of quantity in your writing... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 2, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
You’ve got an idea for a nonfiction book. You think the book will sell. Here’s how to proceed: Write a short description of your book, and give it a working title; Research similar books to yours online, and offline; Research... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 1, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog