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Angela Booth
Sydney
I'm a professional copywriter, writing teacher, author and tech journalist.
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You can get a lot done in two minutes. 2. Everyone has two minutes You’ve been meaning to work on your book, but over the past week, you haven’t even had time to open the computer file. Give yourself two... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 19, 2021 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Your first page is the most important page in your novel; it's part of your first scene. (The first scene after the prologue, if you have one.) Your first scene establishes: Your plot (answering your reader's "so what, why should... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 19, 2021 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Whatever a reader’s reason for reading your novel, they read for entertainment. When you’re writing fiction, you’re an entertainer Your fiction is a diversion. Since that’s the case, focus on making your fiction as entertaining as you can—and don’t be... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 17, 2021 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
If you wish, you can go through the process in a day. Alternatively, you can take several days. A tip: I recommend you write your project (hours two to six) in one day. If you split the writing over a... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 16, 2021 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
That got me thinking about the elements of great cookbooks. Yes, they contain recipes, but they also contain something else which is more important. I’ve been reading Samin Nosrat’s excellent Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking.... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 6, 2021 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
When you’re researching, you’re not writing… However, you’re blithely certain that one day, really soon, you’ll find something which will make writing effortless. You’re not procrastinating, perish the thought. Think of all the time you’ll save when you find that... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 24, 2021 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
A few days ago, while munching my lunchtime tuna sandwich, I caught up with my email, and read a message from Ulysses. It mentioned that Ulysses checks grammar and style. Huh, I thought. My immediate next thought: I’ll bet it’s... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 23, 2021 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Jeff wrote and self-published two fantasy novels. Both won good reviews from beta readers. However, he said: “They’re not selling. I’ve tried getting more reviews and I’ve spent a lot on advertising, but I don’t want to do more. I... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 22, 2021 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Decide what your ideal writing business looks like. Your writing business: what will you write? Who are your customers? Start by thinking about what you enjoy writing. Do you like short projects? Maybe you like longer projects, or you enjoy... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 19, 2021 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Writing fiction: everything is fixable because everything is a process When I’m coaching writing students, many students struggle with writing rubbish and being good with that. I know it’s hard to believe. Believe it anyway. My goal is to teach... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 18, 2021 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
This Motivation Monday, make every day a new beginning Here’s one of my favorite quotes: “The beginning is always today.” Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, author of Frankenstein I love this quote for many reasons. The chief one: you’re a better writer... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 17, 2021 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
You’re writing a novel. Everything’s fine. It’s going well. Then suddenly you realize it’s three days since you worked on the novel; you’ve been busy. After telling yourself that you’ll work on it after the kids are in bed, you... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 14, 2021 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
There have never been as many opportunities as there are today to build a successful, full-time, lucrative business, working from home, with a team or solo. So, to support your efforts, going forward you’ll see more information here to help... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 2, 2021 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Is self-publishing fiction still viable in 2021? People love entertainment, so yes, self-publishing fiction is still viable going forward. That said, if you’re a freelance writer, either as a sideline or full-time, don’t put all your eggs in the fiction... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 30, 2020 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Book ghostwriting services: answering the BIG question The big question you’re asked is of course… “How much do you charge?” An experienced ghostwriter will charge upwards of $25,000 to write a book for someone. If you’re just starting out as... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 13, 2020 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Over the past few months I’ve received questions about how to get started fast. So let’s look at a few simple steps; by tomorrow, your new freelance business can be up and running. And you’ll be in fashion, because today,... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 12, 2020 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Content sells; it helps businesses to make money. So, if you’re a freelance writer looking for writing opportunities, keep content creation gigs on your radar for 2021. BIG tip: the best writing jobs aren’t advertised. You’ll need to pitch for... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 9, 2020 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. “I need more gigs!” Under-employment is a worrying challenge for your freelance writing business. When the “famine” portion of freelancing hits, you realize you need more gigs FAST. Many freelancers find the roller-coaster ride of freelancing too frustrating and... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 6, 2020 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
The journey from writing to content creation (and winning the click wars) Back in 2008, I created a training program showing writers how to make money writing for the web. Writers loved it; a whole new world opened for them.... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 2, 2020 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
This year’s Black Friday special offerings will make writing and publishing fiction easier. Here they are: Your Short Fiction Formula; and Commercial Fiction Secrets: Plot Your Novel In 60 Minutes Or Less. Are you a fiction author? Make writing and... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 25, 2020 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
It’s no longer enough to provide well-written articles and web content. A tsunami of content flows onto the web every day. In addition, 2020’s lockdowns and social distancing changed the way companies interact, not only with customers, but with everyone... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 11, 2020 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Writing tip: pay attention. Write about your writing Many years ago, when I was much more prone to distraction and procrastination than I am today, although I still procrastinate a lot, I discovered the value of writing about my writing.... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 8, 2020 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Love telling stories? Get started writing commercial fiction with our program: Write Commercial Fiction: Storytelling For Fun And Profit. As always, the program includes coaching. This means that I’ll help you to develop a self-publishing program which works for you,... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 5, 2020 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Show up for your writing (and selling your writing) I’m a huge proponent of showing up for your writing by writing every day. Here’s why, in a word: habit. Once you form a writing habit, writing becomes easier, because it’s... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 31, 2020 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Master Your Time and Get More From the Day Those days when you’re powering through your to-do list feel great! Make productive days a habit by taking control of your time. Try blocking out hours in your calendar for specific... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 30, 2020 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog