RWA Nationals, Moonlight & Magnolias, One-day conferences. Packing lists and helpful hints.
Don't get stuck. Keeping writing.
Story On a Page
You are writing a book, and you need an easy way to summarize your ideas. Unfortunately, you can’t carry around your poster-sized storyboard or 10-page synopsis everywhere you go. Here’s a guide to putting your entire story on a page. Have your SOAP with you at all times so you can keep writing!
The Book Whisperer
Some people like to keep books, spines unbroken, as shrines or paper menageries to decorate their homes and offices. They have no intention of sharing their books or reading them. To me this is sacrilege. Books are meant to be read…if not by me, then by someone else...
Building Websites for Writers Part I of IV: The Big Overview
You may be thinking about creating a Web site. Why? Because everyone’s doing it? I hope not. Or maybe you already have a Web site but it’s not doing anything for you. Was it worth it? I hope so. The Web is a good media source like newspapers and the radio, but it is a media that should be entered into carefully, much like my tongue piercing.
Building Websites for Writers Part II of IV: Unplug from the Matrix or Why Not To Have a Web Site
I hope you are focused enough on your writing to allow for a minor distraction, but building and maintaining a Web site may be a major distraction. If you are already distracted by family, work, and other commitments a Web site may not be for you. Don’t be afraid to be the only person in your chapter without a Web site.
Building Websites for Writers Part III of IV: The Devil is in the Details or How to Build Your Web Site
You’ve put your big toe in the water, and the water feels fine. Now you can jump into the Web wonderland by making a choice. One, you can hire someone or some company to build your site. Two, you can purchase a Web design tool. Or three, you can do the whole thing by yourself. There is a signpost up ahead. You have just entered the Twilight Zone…
Building Websites for Writers Part IV of IV: Meta Tags, Search Engines, and Analytics
Reel Them in and Watch Them Play! I wish I could tell you everything there is to know about websites, but I don’t know everything. These are only the basics. I have provided you with essential keywords and concepts, and I hope you take this little bit of information, do your own research, and build a website. It doesn’t have to be a perfect, but you can improve your website over time. One way to do this is put your website into the wild Web and see what happens.