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Angela Booth
Sydney
I'm a professional copywriter, writing teacher, author and tech journalist.
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1. Use big secrets and little secrets to spice up your fiction When you’re crafting a character, ask yourself: “what’s his secret? What does he most want to keep hidden?” I never create character bios, where you fill in sheets... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Blogging can be demanding if you feel that you need to create a certain number of posts a week, or a month. You don’t. It’s up to you how often you blog. It’s also up to you what you blog... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Be aware that Amazon shows the first 10% of your ebook via its Look Inside feature. Keep the essential material in your front matter short. Remember your copyright info, of course. Use that 10% to subtly advertise your ebook. Anyone... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
The more things change, the more they stay the same. If you want to get anywhere as a writer, a blog can boost the likelihood that you’ll succeed. When I started blogging, 16 years ago, bloggers were considered a little... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
A reader asked how to promote your writing, when you write more and more. You can promote everything, it takes too much time. She was asking about promoting ebooks, specifically. She’s written around 15. via angelabooth.com Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Readers are the holy grail for fiction writers, and you get readers when you write serials. It’s easier to get readers when you write serials than it is to get readers when you write novels and short stories. Readers want... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Create a PLAN, right NOW One of the reasons writers love Team Up is that we create a step by step plan. They act, and they achieve. To increase your income every week, that’s all you need: a plan. Here’s... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 22, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
You’re using a blog to promote your novels: what can you write about? The short answer: anything you like. :-) The only proviso is — try not to give spoilers. A lot depends on your genre. Some genres lend themselves... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 22, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
The holidays are the big spending days of the year Companies small and large make the bulk of their income over the holiday season, and here’s why — people are spending money. Think of all the new Kindles, iPads, phones... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 21, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Do you have writing goals? Kudos to you, that’s wonderful. Goals are essential, in all areas of your life. However, looking at goals the wrong way is crippling. Without a supportive mindset chances are that you’ll get bored (hello, New... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 20, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Readers complain they miss out on offerings for writing classes. So here you go: we have a couple of offerings ending this week. Serial Fiction Bonanza: Get Readers, Get Fans — prelaunch ends soon Serial fiction is a hot trend.... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 19, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Write first, edit later I’m currently completing the final scenes in a romantic suspense novel. I adore the two main characters, so I’ve decided to create a series of three novels about them. This means that a bunch of scenes... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 19, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Start immediately or later: when you start the class is up to you We received questions about when you can take the class. It’s summer in the northern hemisphere while we’re freezing our (cough, cough) off down here in the... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 19, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
If you’re an author who hates ebook promotion, you know you need to build a readers’ list, but it seems complicated. It’s not. You can create a simple webpage, and direct your readers to that so that they can sign... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 19, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Angela Booth developed a new online writing class: "Serial Fiction Bonanza: Get Readers, Get Fans — Make A Solid Income From Your Fiction FAST" in response to many requests. She says: "Authors have heard about the success of serials, and... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 18, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
ou’re writing fiction, and you want to begin a new story. You have choices… what will you write? A short story? A novella, or a novel? Perhaps your imagination has gifted you with a wonderful character. Your character’s so fascinating,... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 18, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Authors: you’re in trouble. So says Douglas Preston, anyway. He’s traditionally published, as are his pals in Authors United, so they’re bewailing the fate of the publishing industry. Again. You’d think they’d get tired of it, and leave the publishing... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 17, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
To improve my dialogue, I’ve studied plays and TV scripts. Unfortunately, scripts don’t help. Scriptwriting isn’t fiction writing. Check out The Importance of Being Earnest — not much help there, right? What helps, is to listen to people’s real life... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 16, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
In a sense, writing a serial is like writing a novel. It’s one long story, released as a part-work. That’s the big difference between writing serial fiction, and writing a series. Writers have long been asking for more on how... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 15, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
The big secret of writing serial fiction: more words, more income I love writing serials, because I love hitting the Publish button. You can tell, can’t you… that’s the reason I adore blogging. However, it’s a challenge to stay on... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 15, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Send queries to (paying) websites and magazines now Want to sell Christmas-themed articles? Now’s the time to get ready with Christmas stories for mass-market and trade magazines, as well as for websites. If you’re just starting out as a... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 14, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
You can also make more money from serial publication. However, that’s rarely your primary reason for writing serials. Your primary reason is that you publish faster, and you publish more regularly. These days, the more often you can appear in... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 13, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
The serial fiction bonanza: you can make it work for you I started writing fiction in the 1980s, with a series of novels. They were easy to write, because each had a group of characters which appeared in each novel,... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 13, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
In “Writing Short Stories: How Many Scenes Do You Need?”, we said: “A scene is defined as a unit of action; the operative word being ACTION. Something happens in a scene. If nothing much happens, it’s not a scene.” A... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 12, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Create marketing plans when you plan your new ebook Got an idea for a new ebook? Wonderful! Before you start writing, think about the ebook’s audience. Write a couple of paragraphs about these readers. Taking a few minutes to... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 12, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog