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Angela Booth
Sydney
I'm a professional copywriter, writing teacher, author and tech journalist.
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2. Be yourself. Trust your own intuition. Writing needs to be fun for you (and the likelihood that you’ll sell goes up) One of the most common questions I get from people new to product creation is: will it sell?... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Apps for Inspiration: Get Inspired on Demand Can you demand inspiration from yourself? I doubt it. If you try to force inspiration, you’ll choke. However, you can create the right conditions for inspiration to land on you – like the... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Here are three easy ideas to get you started. 1. Blog General Information: News, Reviews and Freebies. This one’s easy. What new books are coming out in your category (nonfiction), or genre (fiction)? Blog about them. Yes, you’re promoting others.... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Much as they’d love to blog, these writers want to do it FAST. I sympathize. Writing at book length takes focus and energy. It’s a challenge to blog as well as write your book… But if you want readers, it’s... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Writing coaching can help If you can articulate your challenge, coaching can help. Indeed coaching can prevent disaster. One of my students was ready to delete all the files related to a book she’d worked on for three years. I... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Once you’ve created your plan, don’t second-guess yourself. Or think too much. I’ve just been chatting with a writing student who thinks that his writing is going too slowly. He’s written the first draft of a nonfiction book, and is... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Set targets for how many queries you’ll send out per day/ week Most writers adore research, and we can research endlessly, kidding ourselves that research is “work.” So set targets now. At the height of my magazine writing, I... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
It typically takes FIVE books to start making a living on your work. FIVE. (Says who? Almost every writer who is making a living on their books –Steena Holmes, Bette Lee Crosby, Ryne Pearson, Liz Schulte, Hugh Howey, and on... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. An advance to tide the author over while the book was written $18,000 advance from Penguin to do a Complete Idiot’s guide. Payable in 3 installments, begging required to be paid money owed. 15% to agent purchase of all... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Here are some of the key findings from the 2014 survey: $2.99 and $3.99 are currently the pricing sweet spots for most e-book bestsellers. In general, authors who price their books modestly earn more than those whose average price is... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Gmail’s labels and its filtering work, but they need a little help. Signing up for regular mailings with a special Gmail address means that you can filter your email more efficiently. I especially like David Nield’s idea of creating a... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Self publishing authors can learn a lot from Julie Smith’s commitment to quality. All books need editors, and that includes self published books. Can’t afford professional editing? You can always trade editing tasks with a fellow author, if money’s tight.... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Essentially, to become a full time writer you need two things: Writing which sells; Clients and/ or readers who buy enough of your writing so that you have a full time income. Nothing else matters. No, you don’t need a... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
How to avoid judging your writing while you’re writing… I’ve found these strategies useful. Pre-write. Create clusters, or mind maps before you start writing; Set a goal for your writing, in writing. Write about what you want to achieve in... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Writing success: if your writing doesn’t succeed, keep writing. Writers get fixated on projects. A project becomes all-important. So important, that to avoid failure, they let the project die. Why not do as Beck did? Publish. See what happens. If... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Your Blog Is Your Sales Tool. No Blog? No Problem. If you’d like to use Jesse’s strategy, you need a blog. You can use any blog for this strategy, no matter what you’re blogging about on the blog right now.... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
We take notes so we can recall important information later. It’s a real hassle to sit down to a review of your notes only to realize you’ve got overly complex notes that actually hinder your recall process. Avoid this frustration... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
If you’re unable to let go of a piece of writing because you’re stuck in an editing Groundhog Day, take a step back, metaphorical and otherwise, and set aside the manuscript. “Put it aside for a few days, or longer,... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
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 Jul 23, 2014 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 Jul 23, 2014 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 Jul 21, 2014 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 Jul 21, 2014 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 Jul 20, 2014 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 Jul 20, 2014 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 Jul 19, 2014 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog