About a year ago, I talked about what we should do for our author website. I’d recommended adding bonus content for our readers, and I finally followed my own advice. *smile*Pin It
A few weeks ago, I hinted that I’ve been busy working on a secret project. If you’re visiting this post online, you can see the evidence of that project right here: a brand-spanking-new website! Shiny!Pin It
I’ve been there, struggling in the same way we all do. My life is a constant balancing act between family and all my (many) various work projects. Between that common understanding and my epic, mini-ebook-length workshop handouts, my workshops are popular.Pin It
Some writers—understandably—don’t want to blog. Blogging can take away from our writing time. Thinking of post topics can be difficult. And if we don’t gain a readership (or our blog readership doesn’t cross over into the target audience for our books), it can feel like a waste of time and effort. However as I mentioned […]Pin It
Today I’m opening two workshops to help beginners set up websites and blogs. With that in mind, I want to go back to “step one” and review why authors might need a website and blog. Years ago, authors could get away with pounding on their typewriter in seclusion and never interacting with the public. Now the […]
In Part One, I covered the infrastructure of my website, and in Part Two, I touched on some of the ways I customized my website. But the issue really comes down to why. Why would I spend so much time being nitpicky and adding functionality that I won’t need until way down the line? Besides […]
So in the last post, I explained how I decided on the infrastructure of my website. Yadda, yadda. Boring. But this time, I’ll talk about the magic of website creation. For those of you that do this stuff for a living, this will probably all be old hat. Er, yeah, I didn’t actually intend that […]
As this post makes abundantly clear, I now have a blog. A whole website, in fact. If I were anyone else (i.e. a sane person), I would have set up a simple blog on Blogger and called it done. However, in case there was any doubt, let me state for the record, I am not […]
Once our story’s flow is in good shape, we might not know how to take the next editing step. We can self-edit through the line-editing stage, but it’s difficult. Wendy Sparrow’s worksheet may help.
It’s that time of year again. For my twelve-year blogiversary on July 12th, don’t miss this special celebration — with prizes for you!