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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

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

Decide for Yourself

On her blog, The Writer’s Guide to Epublishing, D. D. Scott offers this advice in her Beginner’s To-do List: “Decide for yourself, based on your own skill levels, whether or not you’ll be doing your Format and Cover Design.” (sic) (emphasis added) I absolutely agree that each writer must make at least some of the

Writing in Obedience – A Review

I’m not a fiction writer. I do know that I can hone my skills as a non-   fiction writer by learning fiction techniques. Also, I have been to author Terry Burns workshop, “Writing to Reach Nonbelievers.”  I knew there was at least one nugget for me to learn. I wasn’t disappointed. Writing in Obedience is


Contact Susan at susan@practicalinspirations.com to book a speaking engagement. Introduction to e-Publishing Writers can no longer ignore e-publishing. It is a vital part of your marketing plan. Whether you are publishing through traditional companies or self-publishing, you need to be aware of the various e-books available, distribution methods, and how they fit in your marketing