Despite not posting much in 2015, I had over 28,000 page views from over 17,000 unique visitors. My goal is to reach that traffic level per month in 2016! So…
Just wanted to post something brief about a new workshopping site I’m participating in, Book Country. I got started in the whole online writer community thing through NaNoWriMo and Authonomy.…
A lot of writers, whether published or aspiring, have awful websites. I mean, as someone who writes about design for a living, and who has a background in web and graphic design (and still does side projects on occasion), it’s painful for me to see some of the sites out there that writers are using. And proud of in a lot of instances.
Now, I’m NOT going to name names here. That’s just distasteful. But I will say that probably 80% of author websites have some kind of major flaw that seriously interferes with their usability. Some are just poorly designed. Some are filled with broken links (there are some publisher sites that fall into this category, too). Some have so many Flash effects or other “fancy” things that they bog down the user’s browser and are unusable to boot.
As someone who wants to see writers succeed, and also wants to see good design on the web, I’ve put together this little guide for writers who want a website. Read More Websites for Writers
I was talking to a friend on Facebook the other day and he mentioned something about how I knew all these great resources online for writers. I have a tendency to forget that not every writer out there knows a lot about the resources the internet has to offer them. I work online on a daily basis, constantly looking up new resources for one project or another, and come across new tools all the time.
So I’m going to attempt to put together all the best resources I’ve found useful into a single reference guide for fiction writers. I’ve scoured my Google Bookmarks to come up with this list. If you have other tools you’ve found useful that aren’t included here, please share them in the comments! Read More Online Resources for Fiction Writers
Christmas is almost here. In fact, it’s only four days away. Now, if you’re like me, you have all of your holiday shopping done, and are just looking forward to (or dreading) all the cooking, baking, and candy-making that will take place over the next couple of days. Editor’s note: this is the first time I can remember where I’m not scrambling around two days before Christmas to get last-minute gifts.
If at least one recipient on your last-minute-gifts list is a writer, I can help! Here’s my list of last-minute gift ideas for writers. You’ll note that none of these requires overnight shipping, and some can even be purchased at your local grocery or drug store. Read More Last Minute Gifts for Writers
I’ve been seriously considering creating a book trailer for the novel I’m currently trying to find representation for, Hold My Hand. But it’s a confusing and sometimes daunting project to…
I am a WordPress junkie. There, I’ve said it. I love anything to do with WordPress: using it, designing themes for it, customizing it, reading about it. But themes, especially, are my favorite part. I’ve just started designing some themes for public release (stay tuned for more details on those) but I love using themes others have designed, too. And I especially love making little tweaks here or there to make them reflect my personality. Read More 31 of the Best WordPress Themes for Writers