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Angela Booth
Sydney
I'm a professional copywriter, writing teacher, author and tech journalist.
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Write a novel readers love, and can experience Readers read to experience. If you can’t touch their emotions, they’ll stop reading. It’s always useful to read readers’ reviews on Amazon. Bestselling authors aren’t immune from bad reviews, and you can... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Do you enjoy writing fiction? If you find fiction a challenge, you may be using the wrong part of your brain. As we discussed in our article on telling better lies, you write fiction with your imagination, not with your... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
There’s a reason you haven’t completed your novel: acknowledge it There’s always a reason that we procrastinate, or give up, on a novel. We give ourselves excuses, but the real reason is beyond those excuses. Acknowledge the reason, if you... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
If you publish with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) you’ve seen the option to create a paperback underneath your Kindle Ebook option when you create a new title. Have you tried it? To date, I haven’t, because I’m confused about... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 19, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
You’re a professional author — what you say and do matters to your career You’ve published a book. Whether you sell ten copies or 100,000, be aware that people are watching: Editors and agents will Google your name; Your readers... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 17, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Make plotting fiction easier: learn how to tell better lies A quote from George R.R. Martin: Fiction is lies; we’re writing about people who never existed and events that never happened when we write fiction, whether its science fiction or... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 15, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Consider that essentially: fiction is daydreaming and igniting experiences in your readers. Want to write fiction? Get out of your mind Children are good at daydreaming. If you listened to your schoolteachers when they said “pay attention” you might think... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 12, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Why you should consider writing short fiction, even though novels sell better Here’s the thing. Although novels sell better than short stories, you’ll make more money per page with your short fiction than you will writing novels. So, if you’re... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 11, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
“I can’t plot fiction,” a student told me. “My mind doesn’t work that way.” She’s a fellow pantser. We pantsers can plot, if we have to, but plotting kills our inspiration for our novel. In our Hot Plots program, I... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 5, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Writing today, and building a business on Facebook I know that many writers today build their writing business on Facebook. Why not? It’s easy, right? You don’t need to bend your brain or pay money to set up a blog.... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 4, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Meeting writing deadlines is a decision: make it now For my first few years as a commercial writer, I hoped that I would be able to meet my deadlines. Finally — a few annoyed clients later — I realized that... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 2, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Do you love writing fiction, but hate writing outlines? This can present real challenges. I’m a pantser, so minimal outlines suit me. I have a trick which will help you to create a minimal outline which will not only help... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 1, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Scrivener is the one app without which I’d truly be lost. I’ve written several posts about Scrivener: Scrivener helps you to start writing your novel; Scrivener ends the chaos which leads to procrastination; Scrivener makes revision and editing easy. The... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 30, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Confident writers always deliver Rhonda, a friend who’s been writing successfully for a decade and a half, is one of the most confident writers I know. She’s a ghostwriter too, and we often discuss our projects. I asked her what... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 29, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Book marketing: where do you find the time? Social media may provide a solution, even though it can be hit and miss for book marketing — and it still takes time. However, it takes a lot less time than some... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 28, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Some Kindle authors feel that since the release of Kindle Unlimited (KU), Amazon has made it even harder for authors to make a living. Others are happier than six-year-olds on Christmas Eve: they adore KU. What’s with KU anyway? Amazon... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 25, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Every character in your novel is on his own journey. He has desires and goals for his life. Think about the goals of your minor characters. How could his or her goals impact on your main characters? In my first... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 24, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
The biggest reason by far that nonfiction ebooks don’t sell is simple: the writer is targeting a small audience. Use KindleSpy as a tool to assess the size of the audience for your proposed ebook. For example, I just ran... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 23, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Words have power: they build (or destroy) your life Suggestion is everywhere in the form of advertising, Advertising isn’t the only form of suggestion which affects us of course. We’re also influenced by other people. Some people are real... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 21, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Plotting fiction: your two plots I discussed this on Facebook — Today’s writing tip for fiction: realize you have TWO story lines (plots) in your novel. Since Facebook posts tend to vanish quickly, and Facebook’s search function is woeful, here’s... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 20, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Let’s look at some tips for building your confidence that your voice for your novel is just fine. 1. When you’re starting a new novel, choose your Point of View (POV) — your POV determines your “voice” For most projects,... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 19, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Basic SEO: ten minutes of effort that gets results, and boosts your income too A while back (at least a decade ago) I decided to optimize my “name” website, angelabooth.com to the max. Although it was a laudable aim, I... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 18, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
YOU can write a nonfiction ebook Content marketing is huge, and nonfiction ebooks are an excellent way to market almost anything, including: Your blog/ website; Your books; Your social media profiles… Here are some tips to help you to write... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 16, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
The strategies are easy. I use them, and teach them to my writing students. Once upon a time — and not too many years ago either — I was the Queen of Procrastination. I still have those tendencies. However, I’ve... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 15, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Create a main character in your book in two minutes I like Penny’s character-questioning process for fiction authors: Here’s an important tip: your character interview gives you your character’s back story. You’ll discover who your character is, and what... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 14, 2017 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog