I’m Back

My apologies for the long delay in posting. I haven’t been feeling the best, and I’ve been working on a number of projects. I’ll share some of them in upcoming blog posts. Now that I’m feeling better and getting caught up on work, I will update my blog more often.  Image: © Depositphotos.com/anyaberkut

Happy birthday to my blog!

Twelve years and 2,160 posts ago, I sat down to write my first blog post. In that post, I said I would writing about my current projects, sharing writing and editing tips, and covering electronic publishing. While I’ve done those things, I’ve added other subjects. The word cloud in the sidebar shows that the most-used … Read more

How to Develop and Expand Your Blog Audience: Guest Post from Avery Phillips

In a perfect world, starting out as a blogger would involve you writing the perfect material for an already existing audience. Unfortunately, this is not the case; it takes hard work to start a blog: determining an audience, writing the type of material that interests you as well as engages and builds an audience, and … Read more

How to Find a Blog Topic That’s Right for You: Guest Post by Avery Phillips

As an aspiring blogger, brainstorming can be a bit overwhelming. It can be difficult to rein in all the ideas you have in your head for that perfect post. On the other hand, you may have chosen to write about a topic, but don’t find yourself particularly interested in it. When getting together a blog … Read more

Blog Formatting and Editing Tips for 2018: Guest Post by Avery Phillips

The art of blog writing can be very different from any other form. If you’re an author, making a blog post work can be counterintuitive. The blog reader is a different beast; the complex vocabulary and slow burn of plot that carries a reader through a book can turn people off a blog post quickly. … Read more

Happy Birthday to My Blog

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If my memory is correct, I started a website about 1999 when I published my first novel. The Wayback Machine first archived my site in early 2001. But for several years, updating the site anytime I wanted to announce anything new was a major endeavor. Through the years, I used programs from Publisher to Dreamweaver … Read more

Post #2000

Back in 2006, I got tired of having to update my website every time I wanted to add a tiny piece of news. I’d heard about blogs and thought it would be a good idea to add a blog to my site to make it easier to add news. I decided to add writing tips … Read more