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Angela Booth
Sydney
I'm a professional copywriter, writing teacher, author and tech journalist.
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Team Up has always been open-ended: your coaching ends when you’ve achieved the goal you set at the beginning of your program. This is why we hesitated to make it part of the coaching courses we offer. Indeed, the Team... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I LOVE Kindle publishing. And not only because I can write what I want, when I want, and get paid. It’s also because it’s hugely entertaining. There’s always some panic or other going on. It’s amazing. The tearing-of-the-hair, the shrieks... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Discover your readers: how do they think? Where do your readers hang out? Nonfiction authors occasionally get lucky. For example, if they’re writing in a huge category like weight loss diets, they’ve got endless groups on Facebook, and Web... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
The rich get richer… Nowhere is this more true than in ebook marketing. Once you have sales, Amazon will happily promote you, which leads to even more sales. How do you get those initial sales to kickstart the process? It’s... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
2. Write in scenes: diagram them first One of the challenges with fiction is logistics; moving people around in your scenes. Two people in a scene are manageable; more than two are a challenge. Before I start a scene, I... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
If you’re an author, writing ebooks is easy. Easier than selling your ebooks anyway, for most of us. Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited (KU) has made selling easier for many authors, me included. KU, which gives authors an easy way to get... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 28, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
What’s a “one-page” website? Just what it says. A single page. A website which consists of one page minimizes distractions. You have just the one page, with one (and only one) message. Clutter, such as navigation controls, has gone. A... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 28, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
There’s an (expletive deleted) load of content flowing onto the Web every second. The people and companies behind every piece of that content want traffic — attention, that is — to that content. It’s not about the traffic, it’s about... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 27, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Scenes are magic. They keep readers reading, because… Scenes are action. Something’s happening. Character are fighting. (If there’s no conflict, get some… we talked about characters’ thoughts and emotions here.) Once you become comfortable with scenes, you’ll love them, because... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 25, 2015 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 Jun 25, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
2. Create a goal (hint, your goal isn’t to SELL… not yet, anyway) Your goal is to get attention. How will you do that? Today, you have 1001 ways to get attention. Social media can be a boon to authors.... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 23, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
2. List your written scenes: what’s missing? Open your novel’s computer file. Even this small step may be challenging if you’re blocked. Tell yourself you’re an investigator. You’re just investigating the project — you don’t need to write, if you... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 21, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Short stories are entertainments When you’re writing fiction, satisfy yourself. If the story you get onto the computer screen satisfies you, it will satisfy readers. If you’re a new fiction writer, ask someone who likes the kind of fiction (the... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 20, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Over the past week or two, we’ve been talking about writing short fiction, in conjunction with the prelaunch of our new program, Kindle Short Fiction Domination: Today’s Blueprint For Writing Success And Income. via angelabooth.com Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 20, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Tip: you don’t need to know your story, or your plot , to start writing. They can develop as you write. You just need a character, and a situation. For example, Cinderella is a good, sweet and kind girl with... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 19, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Wondering how much indie authors make from their ebooks? Romance author Brenda Hiatt has published another indie author earnings report. Some 227 authors responded to her survey. You couldn’t call it a representative survey of the many thousands of Kindle... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 18, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
You want to write short stories, or you’re already writing them. Short fiction is huge fun to write, because by definition, it’s SHORT. You tell your story quickly; there’s no room to waffle on. This can be a challenge, if... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 17, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Here’s a brief outline of the class. Week 1: an introduction to writing short stories, genre, and an explanation of how the blueprint works. Full instructions are included. Week 2: your short story blueprint — setup, obstacles, climax. How to... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 15, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
What would you fight for? Wants, needs and desires equal conflict, if your story character wants what he wants and is prepared to fight for it. (Passive characters are boring; avoid them.) What would you fight for? Your life, certainly.... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 15, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Your Kindle short fiction blueprint: a four-week class Over the past few months, I’ve been tinkering with my Kindle short fiction publishing, and working with several other writers. We’ve developed a blueprint which works across genres. Our new online class... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 14, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
What changed? KU. Readers enjoy snackable fiction, as long as it’s free, or close to free. If you can write short stories in popular genres, and enroll them in KDP Select, so that they’re available to KU subscribers, you’ll make... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 13, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Where do emotions come from? Emotions arise from our hopes, fears and expectations. They arise from our thinking — from our system of beliefs. Some of our beliefs are conscious. Others are internalized. Internalized beliefs are so much a part... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 12, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Wondering how to get started with indie publishing? Our popular program, Sell Kindle Ebooks: Write Bestselling Genre Fiction & Nonfiction FAST is closing soon, so you receive a very special offering. Discover how you can self-publish both fiction and nonfiction... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 11, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
It’s all about search engine optimization (SEO), and copywriting, when you launch your new blog It starts and ends with the basics. If you don’t get the basics right, you’re missing out on sales, because your readers won’t find you.... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 10, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
“Why isn’t it selling?” Six months ago, a new Kindle author approached me about her novel. She’d published it, and… crickets. “Why isn’t it selling?” I skimmed her ebook. Then I looked at the book’s Amazon page. I read her... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 9, 2015 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog