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Angela Booth
Sydney
I'm a professional copywriter, writing teacher, author and tech journalist.
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Writing is all about your ideas: trust yourself Writing is all about your ideas. It doesn’t matter what you’re writing: it’s ideas. However, it’s difficult to trust your ideas. You’ll think that: I can’t write this, I don’t know how;... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
How to sell more books: book marketing secrets A couple of students asked me how content marketing — writing for money — works with book marketing. That’s simple: write more books. Let’s say you’ve written seven ebooks — fiction, or... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
The writing samples scam is just what it sounds like. A company is looking for writers, and wants to audition you, by having you write a part of their project, for free. You’ll find scammers trying their luck with this... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I wrote this post, Cash in on Kindle Short Stories: Get Started and Sell, almost two years ago, long before KU. I’ve just updated the post. Let’s look at the most important short story writing tips, but first, a word... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Maintain your reader’s curiosity Curiosity — suspense — keeps readers reading. So maintain that. Be chary about what what you reveal via the 5Ws. Don’t reveal too much too soon. New fiction writers explain too much; try to avoid that.... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Risks? I was baffled, until I figured it out. To new authors, indie publishing is seen as risky because you do it all yourself. You’re betting on yourself. It’s lonely. You need courage and confidence. Writers like the validation of... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 27, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I started blogging for me. It’s paid me back a thousandfold, for every irritation, like the hours I spent wrestling with WordPress in the early days. In 2004, you could, and I did, spend an entire afternoon setting up a... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 27, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice has been read and loved for 200 years. Consider the title — Jane Austen puts emotion right into the title. The famous wit Oscar Wilde said: “One must have a heart of stone to read... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 26, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
“What should I write?” Writers tend to ask this question. A lot. The short answer of course, is anything you like. If you’re writing professionally — that is, if your writing is your entire income, or a good portion of... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 25, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
A student asked how to deal with moods when you have to write. My response was just what you’d expect: write anyway. You may know that I do my paid writing — and the writing I do for my new... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 24, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
You’re an author/ publisher: focus on writing Your job is writing. That always comes first. I like to get up very early, and get most of my writing done before lunch. When my children were young, I stayed up late,... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 22, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Want to make money creating hot-selling content EASILY? The solution: put the “money from content” puzzle pieces together. When you see how it works, you’ll be amazed, especially if you’ve been creating content and have wondered… “where’s the MONEY?” You’ll... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 22, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Scenes speed up your story’s pace: slow down occasionally Some authors write primarily in scenes, and their (short) sequels. A scene is drama: action. Your character has a goal for the scene; at the end of the scene, he’s... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 21, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
And yet, when I suggested to a Kindle author that she write some short stories for promotion, she acted as if it were an imposition. She’s written her ebooks, and she promotes on social media, and that’s enough, isn’t it?... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 20, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Choose your angle (slant), and write a list You’ve picked a topic you know well. Moreover, you’re excited about this topic. Since you know the topic, your book won’t take years of research. Now pick a slant; an angle or... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 19, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
“Writing a novel takes too long…” We’re all impatient these days. New writers feel that while writing Kindle fiction is exciting, it takes too long. One of my students completed NaNoWriMo last year, and is revising her novel, with the... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 17, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Let’s look at four ways you can boost your business today. 1. Raise your rates by 10% across the board Raise your rates first. It’s a simple step, and most of your clients won’t even notice, I promise. Just create... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 16, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
When we released Article Firestorm back in January, it quickly became one of our most popular programs. Writers love it. However, as you may know, we’re closing down many of our programs, to focus on personal coaching and publishing. Here’s... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 16, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Amazon sent out an email this morning, saying that they were adding another $6 million to the March fund, making a total of $9.33 million. Some authors predicted that the borrow rate will be around $1.30 to $1.40 for the... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 15, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Consider the people you know. How do you think about them? Let’s say someone mentions a person you haven’t thought of in years. You think: That’s the older guy with the scruffy six-day beard; or She’s confident — always quick... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 15, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
What will you achieve with Team Up? I'll happily help you to build the foundation so that you achieve your writing goals in 2015 -- whatever those goals might be. Here's what gave me the inspiration for Team Up. Way... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 14, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Fiction Basics: what you need to know to start writing and SELLING fiction We’re starting a new series on the Just Write a Book Blog: Fiction Basics: How to build a brilliant career as a novelist and short story writer.... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 14, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Trello: pin it up Trello has long been one of my favorite apps. I love it because it’s visual, and because the app makes it simple to collaborate with others. The app’s free to use, and it works something like... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 13, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Start marketing your book now What’s your budget for book marketing? Yes, you’re all about free, and so am I. To give your book its best chance however, you’ll need to open your wallet a little. You don’t need to... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 12, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Track your time: keep a time log for a few days In Freelance Income: Invest In Yourself, we suggested that you manage your spending by tracking it. You can manage your time by tracking it too. You don’t need to... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 12, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog