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Blogs are for writers, too

This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure statement. We writers have a lot of demands on our time: marketing, social media, and blogging. Frankly, most of us want to just write. There are many reasons writers don’t take advantage of having a blog. One is technology. We are creative thinkers and for many

Why Ebooks?

According to American Publishers Association’s (APA) latest numbers e-book sales are declining, down by 24.9 per cent. The same report shows a declined in hardback sales, but an increase in paperback sales. For most writers, a combination of print and e-publishing is still the best strategy. I’ll be honest; I still like print editions to

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7 Easy Steps for Blog Images

I hate using images in social media and my blog posts. Well, maybe “hate” is a little strong. “Experts” tell me I need an image with every blog post, every social media post, every e-mail I write. O.K. Maybe I’m going overboard. I’m not against pretty pictures, or even witty or inspirational memes. But, it

e-Book Preview

Four years ago I began teaching “Introduction to e-Publishing” and “Creating and Formatting e-Books” through the Christian Proofreaders and Editors Network. The next year I taught them at online conferences and later in-person conferences. This year, in addition to the classes, I will be offering a book based on the class: Practical Guide: Formatting e-Books

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WordPress tweaks for writers

This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure statement. I’ve been writing various blogs for nearly ten years, and have used WordPress for most of them. Why? It fit well with the writer me. I could tweak copy and images without having to tinker with code. This past year, WP was kind enough to