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Angela Booth
Sydney
I'm a professional copywriter, writing teacher, author and tech journalist.
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If you're a self-publishing author, you want to sell more books. These three strategies will help. Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Up Your Odds of Becoming a Bestseller by Picking the Right Category Amazon separates its library of available books into categories. Some are similar to classic genres; however, they can be much more specific. Categories are very important for a... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 hours ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Be Simple and Succinct Be concise. Write and then go back and cut anything inefficient or repetitive. “Viewers aren’t going to waste time reading unnecessary fluff,” says Bill Blanton, founder of CINC Systems. “You want them to be able to... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 hours ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
The one thing that has helped me show up consistently in spite of fear, particularly with writing, but in other places too — and I have thought long and hard about this — is some version of Nike’s glib, cliché,... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Simply put, goals just don’t provide you with the tools you need to make real change. On the other hand, habits—small, repeated actions—compound over time, giving you results you never could have imagined by simply setting a goal. As Atomic... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Well, there was a lot on the line. Under attack from Germany, Britain was fighting for its survival, and somehow, someway, Churchill had to find a way to inspire his countrymen to greatness. He chose words. Or, to be more... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
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What did you write today? You can't sell what you don't write. Try these easy tips to help you to write when you think you can't. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Fast forward to today, and not only is writing a solid income stream, but it’s also a consistent lead generator for acquiring clients and getting on the radar of people I admire. Like anything that provides gains, writing every day... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
According to Aristotle, persuasion cannot occur in the absence of emotion. People are moved to action by how a speaker makes them feel. Aristotle believed the best way to transfer emotion from one person to another is through the rhetorical... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Once you have your baseline price, you have a number to begin working with, although you might not always charge this rate. Each project will be different, and you might also wish to reward clients who are hiring you for... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
A couple of my students drafted their in-class freewriting exercises by hand that day, and when they gave me their clean, typed versions the following week, the content was more personal, more “complete” than anything they’d handed in before. There’s... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
2. Daydreaming uncovers truths. Natural talents dwell in the shadows of our forgotten dreams. The key to uncovering that potential is by reconnecting to our inner child. The child in us loves to play, try and discover. The child in... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
(2) Fire. “Ideas are easy. Execution is everything.” — John Doerr Nothing was ever achieved without action. Yet often we get paralysed by planning and perfection, and fail to move towards our goals. With a thousand possible actions, we choose... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Autofocus is a really useful and, well, focused method invented by Mark Forster, a life coach and productivity specialist. The first step of this method is to write a quick to-do list of only today’s tasks (keep a separate master... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I found when I wrote as fast as I could, my subconscious went to work. The conscious mind wasn’t engaged to slow me down. I played the narrative in my mind and my thumbs did their best to take notes.... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
One of the biggest lessons is given a challenging situation — kids who want pizza — we all tend to default to what we should do instead of asking what we could do. My colleagues and I did an experiment... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
(Source: The Unpublished David Ogilvy: A Selection of His Writings from the Files of His Partners; Image: David Ogilvy, via Ogilvy & Mather.) The better you write, the higher you go in Ogilvy & Mather. People who think well, write... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
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Going forward, most of my writing about writing will appear here. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Instead, the scientific research suggests that you should adopt an ancient rhetorical method favored by the likes of Julius Caesar and known as “illeism” —or speaking about yourself in the third person (the term was coined in 1809 by the... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Even if your aspirations are not to publish a book or write a great work of scholarship, there’s real value to the 15-minutes-a-day approach as a way to make daily progress on a project you’re passionate about. For one thing,... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
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You're writing fiction, so you know that your first sentence is vitally important. Here's why. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Standard Ebooks is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit project that produces new editions of public domain ebooks that are lovingly formatted, open source, and free. Ebook projects like Project Gutenberg transcribe ebooks and make them available for the widest number of... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 10, 2019 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
8. Make something out of your great ideas. Sawyer holds up the Silicon Valley design firm IDEO for its use of "design thinking," which seeks to get simple versions of an idea into the world as early as possible--maybe in... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 10, 2019 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
You really have to be diligent in your search for work to find the opportunities that can lead to more opportunities. I did 6-hour searches every day for about 5 weeks just because I wanted to know of EVERY place... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 10, 2019 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
About thoughts, worry, and stress, William James says: “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” Pragmatism believes that the mind is a tool. Your mind should work for you, not against you. People... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 9, 2019 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog