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Angela Booth
Sydney
I'm a professional copywriter, writing teacher, author and tech journalist.
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Is your writing process working for you? Authors tend to equate success with sales, but a lot goes into high book sales: Writing! Bestselling authors all have a writing process which enables them to be productive; Marketing. Although marketing today... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
That’s the big benefit of using a BuJo: you live your life, without feeling overwhelmed. Let’s look at some tips for using a BuJo in your self-publishing business. 1. Sell more when you track your book sales in your bullet... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Do you hate plotting? You're about to discover a plotting strategy that's fast and simple. You won't ever need to wait for inspiration again. You'll sit down to write — and you'll keep writing. What if you could create a... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
A tip: finish your serial! (Readers like to binge) When you start writing something, finish it. Here’s why: it’s a good habit to get into. A writer’s judgment about a work in progress is pretty much useless, anyway. When it... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
This inspired me because in 2019, writing has dropped off my radar. I don’t have hours to write. Although I’ve had spare minutes here and there, I haven’t used them for my writing. That brought a realization: planning is essential... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
2. Deliver the unexpected: shock and surprise readers Have you seen the Bruce Willis movie, The Sixth Sense? Yes, that’s the “I see dead people” one. That movie is an amazing example of using surprise; as is the shower scene... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
1. Make character creation easy: use an emotional adjective plus a noun to create your characters Your readers’ emotional connection to your characters starts with you. Create characters by choosing an emotional adjective, plus a noun. Examples: A jealous fashion... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Families provide endless opportunities for drama. Family members are closest to you, so they know everything about you. They know how to hurt you. Think about your own family. Do large family gatherings lead to arguments? Why? Make things difficult... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Build your blog: use baby steps Rome wasn’t built in a day, and a successful blog isn’t built in a day either. Your blog will grow over time. Create a list of three things you need to do to achieve... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I didn’t realize until recently how I do a to-do list and how an unproductive person does a to-do list. If you watched both of us doing our to-do lists, we would both look equally busy and look like we... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
3. Buy a cover — check out premade cover designs and get inspired Images always spark creativity for me. The last time I wasn’t sure what I wanted to write, I bought the cover for Lady Saville’s Lover. The cover... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
And as the blog evolved, so did the tools and processes I used to manage it. For the first few months, I made dinner and snapped a photo, then spent 10 minutes uploading it and publishing a post. Whenever I... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
For me I work best with a big overview and then details, I like seeing how it all fits together. For other people, it’s easier if things are compartmentalized because they are overwhelmed when it’s all in front of them.... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Create lists for each step in your blog post creation process The next step is to set up some more lists; one for every step in your blog post creation process. The idea is that you will move your card... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 6, 2019 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Blogging: the biggest challenge is… Over the years I’ve coached many web writers, marketers and bloggers. Hands down, everyone’s biggest challenge is always to maintain a content creation schedule. That’s not surprising, because it’s a challenge for veteran writers too.... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 5, 2019 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Writers write. We don’t need to know what we’re writing when we sit down to write. We need to be comfortable not knowing. There’s a term for this: creative anxiety. Creative anxiety is rooted in perfectionism. Many bloggers (and aspiring... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 4, 2019 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Do you wish you could be more organized and productive? If you’re feeling stressed and disorganized, Trello can help. By the way — the app is free for basic use, and it’s a wonderful tool for writers. Think of it... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 3, 2019 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Business Processes Having a single place to store business processes has also done a lot for my own peace of mind. For example, if someone contacts me about social media coaching, I have a card which contains the checklist I... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 2, 2019 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Who are you, And why should a client trust you with their work and money? No seriously, take a minute to think about that. Unless you’ve established a brand for yourself online, chances are, you’ll be competing with those million... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 2, 2019 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
“Productivity is not just about quantity of work, it’s also about quality of work—[and] having unreasonably high expectations for yourself absolutely can limit your ability to do your best work,” says Hamill. And why is that? Hamill explains: “Because perfectionism... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 1, 2019 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Make sure you are using the correct POV style for your story. If you frequently find yourself head-hopping or wanting to head-hop, it is very possible that your story shouldn't be told in deep or limited-third person (or that it... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 1, 2019 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
2. Start writing a journal Write down everything in your mind. It should be everything which is emotional, stressful and whatever you have in your mind. You can write about Emotions that are troubling you Your deep insights about what... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 1, 2019 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Make NaNoWriMo work for you In our writers’ group, a couple of new novelists have been suffering the “what ifs…” about NaNoWriMo. What if they can’t finish? What if they hate their novel? What if it’s a mess when they’re... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 31, 2019 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
The introduction of the Gutenberg editor to WordPress 5.0 has made a big impact to the way content creators use WordPress; some have warmly welcomed it, others have been less enthusiastic. Either way, it’s important that your chosen theme has... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 31, 2019 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Before we get into the ins and outs of how to use Trello, let’s cover why you’d want to use it. As a freelancer, you’ve got a lot going on. As Leah says (and she’s worked a lot as a... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 31, 2019 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog