• Encouragment

    On Your Bad Days: A Note of Encouragement

    Writing is not all glamour and perfection. It is hard work, exhausting, soul draining work that takes from us as much as it gives to our readers? So why do we do it? Each of us will answer differently but for me the answer is this: writing is part of my being. Yes, it exhausts and drains me, but then when I am finished it energizes and refills my cup. I write because I need to breathe. So, for your bad days, write yourself a note about why you write. It can be a simple phrase, an inside joke, or even an image. Put in your writing space, or on…

  • Uncategorized

    Questions about Social Media Anyone?

    ‘ello, how are you? Social Media can be daunting. there are so many different platforms and each is different. So, do you have any questions about social media? Is there a certain platform you have heard about but aren’t sure what to do on it? If so leave a comment below, or contact me.

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    Introducing Lisa Swinton

    I am happy no announce this month’s Indie Spotlight:  Award-Winning Author Lisa Swinton caught the romance bug early by way of fairy tales and hasn’t been able to cure it since. Instead, she feeds her addiction with romance novels and films. In between being a doctor’s wife and mother of two, she occasionally puts her B.A. in Musical Theater to good use via community theater and church choir. In her elusive spare time she enjoys researching her family tree and baking (especially with chocolate). She loves to travel, Jane Austen, and all things Italian. In her next life, she plans to be a professional organizer. Website ~ Amazon ~ Facebook ~…

  • Month Review

    June Review and What’s Coming Next

    June In Review Here is an overview of what happened on the blog in June, just in case you missed anything or want a handy way to reference all of it. Indie Spotlight: Shauna E. Black (Post) We went over the next few steps of the “An Author Website in 10 Easy Steps” series: Step 2: Claim It Step 3: Pick It Step 4: Host It Shauna E. Black talked about what cancer taught her about dreams Lauraine Henderson shared her experience with CreateSpace and their professional services Coming Up in July I’m going to continue my An Author Website in 10 Easy Steps series in June. Here is a sneak…

  • An Author Website in 10 Easy Steps

    Step 4: Host It

    Now that you have decided if you are going with Weebly, Wix, Squarespace, or WordPress (and BlueHost or SiteGround), it is time to set up your account. And get your site hosted. I’ve decided to break this down into two sections. First, if you went with something like Weebly (a website builder), and second if you went with WordPress. The steps are essentially the same. But there will be minor differences.  Website Builders On Wix look for the “Get Started” button. Weebly asks if you want to do a store or a website. Click on the “Website” button. (Or online store, if you want to do that. It’s a little more…

  • An Author Website in 10 Easy Steps

    Step 3: Pick It

    You’ve picked a name for your site, and claimed it (unless you’re waiting to see if you can get free registration with hosting). Now it is time to pick a home for your website. You will have to make a few decisions before you can actually host your website (which we will cover in step 4). First, do you want to go with a “drag and drop” solution? Or do you want a “content management” platform such as WordPress? Here is a simple way for you to choose: Do you want to have a blog on your site? If the answer is yes, then I recommend you go with WordPress.…

  • An Author Website in 10 Easy Steps

    Step 2: Claim It

    Now that you have chosen a name for your website and made sure it is available, it is time to claim it as yours. In this step, I’ll go over how to purchase, or “register” your domain name. But first I want to mention that some hosting services (which we will discuss in step 3) offer free domain name registration when you purchase a plan. If you are planning to use the free version of a hosting service, then continue with this step. But, if you want to purchase a hosting service, and don’t want to miss out on the free registration, you can go ahead and do step 3 and…

  • Encouragment

    Overcoming Fear: A Note of Encouragement

    ‘ello. Krista here attempting to share a note of encouragement. I admit, that I have done several searches on the internet for “Encouragement for Writers” and what I mostly find are quotes about writing. These are not necessarily encouraging. What I want is the kind of thing that says: “Yes, the writing life is hard, but here is a little something you should remember to get you through.” I have come to the conclusion that I must make my own. (Or at least get better and googling). So here it goes: There are many fears that a writer faces. One of those fears is what others will think of us…

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