Okay, now that we’ve established the need for an author website, the question is how to go along with creating one. This sounds a lot harder than it is in reality, but I agree that if you have little or no experience with building a website, the whole process can seem daunting. So, we are going to take it step-by-step to make sure you got this part. [Read more…] about How To Set Up Your Author Website
Writing and Publishing MM Romances
The next few weeks for Writer Wednesday, we are going to talk about author websites as part of building an author platform. We’ll be covering a lot of practical details on how to create an attractive and effective author website, but before we get into the question of how to build an author website, let’s first discuss if you need one and why.
While for some authors building an author website is the most logical thing in the world, others wonder why they should bother. With all the social media they’re active on, why would anyone visit their author website? Especially if you are not blogging regularly, what’s the point of even having a website? These are all good questions that deserve a careful consideration. [Read more…] about Why You Need an Author Website
This week and next week, I want to talk about building a reader group on Facebook. But before we go into that, I need to reiterate something I said when I started this series on Writer Wednesday topics. I write this series specifically for authors in the gay romance genre. [Read more…] about Building a Reader Group on Facebook (1)
One of the things many authors struggle with is the question whether to do ARC reviews. If that term is new to you, ARC stands for advanced reader copy, and it simply means that you distribute a copy of your book before the official release date to a small group of readers. The idea is that they will read the book before release and then publish a review shortly after publication date. [Read more…] about Should You Do ARC Reviews?
I have a love-hate relationship with the English language when it comes to spelling and grammar rules. In case you didn’t know, English is not my first language. I learned it in high school, then taught myself the rest, improving even more once I moved to the States. And let’s face it: English is not an easy language to learn, especially all the nuances. [Read more…] about Do Writers Need To Know Grammar Rules?