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.

Writing Commercial Fiction: Current Programs (to help you to make money in indie publishing)

Writing Commercial Fiction: Current Programs (to help you to make money in indie publishing)

As you may know, commercial fiction (genre fiction) is currently a hot area in self-publishing. We’ve got several writing programs which help you to establish a career as a novelist and short story writer.

They include:

Readers have asked “which program is right for me?”

Which program is for you?

That depends on where you are in your writing career. If you’re making the switch from other forms of writing, and are new to writing genre fiction, start with Story Power.

Writing short fiction teaches you how to write fiction, and with the launch of Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited, writing short stories is currently more profitable than writing longer fiction.

Here are four tips to turn short stories into Kindle cash.

Short stories have never, ever been as profitable as they are today, so if you’re a new fiction author, you’re being paid to learn. :-)

Hot Plots: tell exciting stories

Our latest program, Hot Plots, teaches you how to develop great stories. As I said in this article on how to write commercial fiction:

“Fiction is stories. Everyone loves stories. Readers read stories for escape, to learn more about other people, and to feel specific emotions.”

Make money with fiction

Writers always want to know the income potential of an area, so I covered that in this blog post, Indie Publishing And Money:

“The Passive Voice blog’s been asking authors to share their “I quit my day job” stories in a series of posts. All those posts received massive comments, so you can see that yes, indeed, people are making a good living writing fiction and self-publishing it.”

Enjoy writing fiction, and take advantage of this new golden age for writers. :-)

Hot Plots: Craft Hot-Selling Fiction in 5 Minutes (or less)

How To Write Commercial Fiction With Hot Plots

The big secret of making money from your fiction is writing a lot. And publishing strategically and consistently. Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program ensures that authors can make money from short stories, and all kinds of fiction. Moreover, whatever you’re publishing, you have a global audience.

You’re about to discover the easiest, fastest, and most fun plotting method ever. You can use it for all your fiction, whether you’re writing short stories, novellas or novels. Take control of your fiction now, and publish more, more easily. Discover Hot Plots.

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

How to profit from your writing: online store.

Fiction Writing Program Demystifies Plotting for Writers

Fiction Writing Program: Plotting for Writers

Angela Booth has just released “Hot Plots: Craft Hot-Selling Fiction in 5 Minutes (or less)” — a new fiction writing program for Kindle authors who want to write fast, while writing well.

Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing, and Kindle Unlimited, offer opportunities to make self-publishing a viable writing career. Even new authors can experience the joy of winning readers, while they build their skills.

However, there’s a challenge for all authors, whether new or experienced: writing more. Angela’s students discover that their income drops if they don’t publish regularly.

Angela says: “Writers spend so much time planning that they stifle their creativity. They lose trust in themselves, and hunt for plotting formulas. They write much less than they could, and their book sales drop.”

The Hot Plots program reveals that plots are characters in action, with a simple five-step process. The process works for all kinds of fiction — short stories, novellas and novels. It also helps writers to plan series and serials.

Angela developed Hot Plots for those of her students who swore that they couldn’t write fiction because they had “no imagination.” She proved to them that they could write fiction which sells. Established authors found the program freeing. One student said: “for the first time, I feel as if I’m in control of my writing. I’m writing more, and selling more copies of each book.”

“From Idea to Scene, to Story: Hot-Selling Fiction Secrets” is included as a companion program to Hot Plots. It helps authors to focus on scenes, as they develop their stories.

More information on Hot Plots is available here.

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

How to profit from your writing: online store.

Writing Journal 39: Copywriting Workshops

Writing Journal 39: Copywriting Workshops

My writing journal for Saturday, September 20, 2014. You can find all the writing journal entries here.

Back to normal this morning; I start off the writing day with the novella. I manage two scenes: 2,500 words.

Next week, I’ll begin a new ghostwriting project: a book proposal for a memoir. I’ve already done several interviews with the client, so I have lots of material. In preparation for starting on the memoir, I spend a couple of timer sessions reading through what I have, and developing cluster diagrams.

Time for Honey’s breakfast. Her arthritis is still bothering her, but she’s enjoying the warmer weather.

I eat my toast while reading email, which is light this morning. I need to get to the backlog of student emails, but I can’t see myself getting to it until tomorrow. It’s Saturday, so it’s a short writing day, and I can’t do it tonight, because I have a couple of student coaching calls.

I’m still loving the bullet journaling process BTW. I love the way you can just dump everything into it, and that you can see what you did, what you didn’t do, what you need to remember, and what you changed your mind about.

There’s lots of info on bullet journaling on the Web; I’ll need to do a blog post about them.

Next, blogging.

But before that, I need to mention that October’s copywriting workshop is fully booked. A couple of people missed out, so my apologies. We haven’t promoted it at all, so I was surprised that it filled so quickly. However, you can book for November.

Leap into Copywriting: October workshop is full

Our October copywriting workshop, which starts on September 29, is full. The next copywriting workshop starts on November 3. It will be the final copywriting workshop for the year.

I haven’t settled the dates yet for the NaNoWriMo workshop. I’ll need to get moving on that.

Blogging and SEO: write content to meet your goals

A blog coaching client asked me about blogging and SEO. In a nutshell: write content to meet your goals, and help your audience, add the appropriate meta data, and promote it as much as you can. Do link outreach. Integrate content with your marketing, and your website. Strive to do more with the content you have.

Next, I do some work on the company history; just 1,200 words, but that’s OK.

Time for lunch, then my Saturday commitments. I hope I get back in time to do a little work before I need to prepare for the coaching calls.

Student coaching

I’m back, just in time to prepare for the coaching calls.

The calls are fun for me, as always. I still need to send the students a quick memo on the plans I developed for them, plus their MP3 recordings. I’ll do that tomorrow.

I’ve been so busy, I haven’t had a chance to do more with the Christmas short stories, so I create a quick outline and cluster for another story.

And that’s it for the day. My review is done, word counts are done. Another writing day is done.

, and on Twitter: @angee.

You can find Angela on Pinterest, and on YouTube, too.