Writing Short Fiction Roundup

Writing Short Fiction Roundup

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.

Kindle Short Stories: Profitable, And Fast To Write

Today, short stories are profitable. Amazon doesn’t care whether you publish a 90,000 word novel, or 9,000 word short story. Ebooks can be any length you choose.

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Write And Sell Kindle Short Fiction: New Online 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 gives you that blueprint. You’ll write, and sell, using a plan which works.

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Write And Sell Short Stories: Conflict Is Essential

You need conflict on every page of your story. How do you achieve that? That’s easy. You add conflicting emotions. We’re human. We’re conflicted. All of the time. So are your characters. If you can take that insight, and use it, your stories will be much more powerful, and you’ll collect fans.

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Write Short Stories Readers Love (And Read)

If you want to keep readers reading: start in the middle. In a word: ACTION. Skip introductions.

It’s essential that you start a short story as close to the end of the story as possible. Experienced authors do this instinctively with short fiction. Their goal is to grab readers, and keep them reading.

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We’ll be talking more about writing short fiction. Short stories and novellas are huge fun to write. And now they’re profitable too.

Keep an eye on the Just Write a Book Blog, and on the Fab Freelance Writing Blog for more.

Kindle Short Fiction Domination: Today’s Blueprint For Writing Success And Income (4-week class)

Short Fiction Domination

Want to write short fiction and build a successful career? For the first time in decades, it’s possible to write short stories and make a great income. Each week, for four weeks, you receive a new lesson, in PDF format, via a download link sent to your email inbox.

As we move through the class, you’re not only writing your own short stories, you’re also discovering the Kindle short fiction BLUEPRINT… What to publish, and when, so that your Amazon income steadily increases. Join us. :-)

, on Twitter: @angee, and find Angela on Pinterest, too.

How to profit from your writing: online store.

Kindle Fiction Boom For Savvy Authors

Kindle Fiction Boom For Savvy Authors

Clever authors are enjoying something of a boom on Amazon’s Kindle Store. 69% of the 50,000 bestselling ebooks on Kindle Direct Publishing are genre fiction.

Choosing a hot-selling genre makes all the difference to sales. Our latest program, Write and Sell Commercial Fiction FAST: Bestselling Kindle Genre Fiction Cheat Sheets, gets authors up to speed on genres.

From the press release:

A “genre” is simply a category of fiction. Genres include romance, mystery, thrillers, and fantasy. There are dozens of genres, and even more sub-genres of these genres.

Angela Booth believes that authors can sell more ebooks when they narrowly target their latest ebook to a well-defined genre. “With a million new ebooks released on the Kindle Store every four months, getting their new ebooks found is a real challenge. By targeting sub-genres of popular genres, authors can increase their visibility, and therefore their sales. They can also find loyal readers.”

Angela’s students have found that their sales increase when they target their ebooks to specific sub-genres within genres. She says: “An author can write wonderful books. With a little effort, that author can help readers to find his books — and sell many more ebooks than he otherwise would.”

How to find top-selling fiction genres on Amazon

I discussed finding top-selling genres in this article, Write And Sell Kindle Fiction: Focus On Genre.

Write and Sell Commercial Fiction FAST: Bestselling Kindle Genre Fiction Cheat Sheets

Write and Sell Commercial Fiction FAST: Bestselling Kindle Genre Fiction Cheat Sheets
Write and Sell Commercial Fiction FAST: Bestselling Kindle Genre Fiction Cheat Sheets

Whether you’re a new fiction writer, or are an experienced pro, you need hungry markets for your books. Genres come in and out of fashion. Discover the hot genres on the Kindle Store — and write what’s selling NOW.

Our comprehensive new program not only reveals the hottest selling genres, it also helps you to write and SELL them. Enjoy. :-)

, on Twitter: @angee, and find Angela on Pinterest, too.

How to profit from your writing: online store.

Copywriting For Writers Is Now Available On Kindle

Copywriting For Writers Is Now Available On Kindle

Copywriting is an essential skill for writers. Chances are, you don’t want to run your own copywriting business. However, you need to write Web copy, and sell your writing services, so you need copywriting skills.

This ebook will help you to:

  • Promote and sell your writing services, as well as products you’ve created, such as ebooks;
  • Discover how to chunk down your copy, into “copy blocks”. This is the easiest way ever to write advertising;
  • Write copy for others. Copywriters charge more, so if your writing fees are low, this ebook will help you to raise them;
  • Get publicity for your writing. Publicity is much more effective than buying ads to promote your services.

The program is set up as four lessons, and each lesson has exercises you can complete, to develop your skills.

Get the  program on the Kindle Store

Copywriting for Writers is now available on the Kindle Store. It’s an easy way to increase your writing income. Not only will you be able to promote your own products and services more effectively, but you can also take on small copywriting gigs.

Enjoy. :-)

, on Twitter: @angee, and find Angela on Pinterest, too.

How to profit from your writing: online store.

Kindle Ebook Cover Creator: Fast and Elegant

Judging by my writing students, sourcing Kindle ebook covers cause more angst that writing a book does. Yes, covers are important. However, you can create them yourself very easily. Perhaps you’ve heard of Canva, the graphics editor? It’s also the easiest ever Kindle ebook cover creator.

Canva does the hard work for you of ebook cover creation for you

Kindle Ebook Cover Creator: Fast and Elegant

In the image above, you can see one of the many images Canva provides for book covers. If you don’t like the image, just upload your own. It takes just minutes to develop your own ecover for your latest Kindle book.

A tip: if you’re writing a series of books, create several ecovers at the same time. Tie the series together with similar images, and use the same fonts. Add all the information which you’ll use for each ebook in the series. Later, when an ebook is ready to publish, just add the title.

As you may know, I have a busy ghostwriting practice. I create cover images in Canvas as a service for my clients. I don’t charge for them; clients are free to hire their own designer. However, it’s so easy to do, I do it so that if they wish, clients can publish to Kindle immediately, then change the cover later.

Canva for Work: coming soon

Canva is becoming the graphic design program of choice for authors, marketers, and others. And Canva for Work is coming soon; I can’t wait to see what’s in store.

If you’d like to receive early notification of the new program, enter your email address.

Your Creative Business: Coaching to Turn Your Creativity into Profits

Your Creative Business: Coaching to Turn Your Creativity into Profits

Want to turn your writing into a creative business? Over the past few months, we’ve had many queries asking when the Your Creative Business coaching program would return, and we’re happy to announce that it’s back. Get started today: put your creativity to work.

, on Twitter: @angee, and find Angela on Pinterest, too.

How to profit from your writing: online store.