Fantasy Author and Geek

Author Chris

Chris L. Meyers is the author of the Legends of Aeo fantasy series and a variety of short stories. He loves creating new and interesting worlds full of believable characters and unexpected twists.

He also speaks on various WordPress topics and conducts conference sessions based on his nonfiction book, Distraction-Free Writing. Having a full-time job as a software developer and a hectic family life, he has come up with many tips on minimizing distractions so he can write.

Chris lives in the Kansas City area with his wife and kids. Apart from software development and writing, he enjoys vintage computers, vintage cars, gardening and cooking.

Creepy Business

I heard someone say, “Let ’em track me. I don’t care. I got nothing to hide.” But it’s not really about what you have to hide. It’s about protecting your privacy. Yes, some people want to illegally download things. And… Continue Reading →

Being an Author is a Difficult Job

Contrary to popular belief, being an author is a difficult job. A lot of people think it’s glamorous. You write, people read, you’re famous. Not so much. You have to come up with interesting ideas. People don’t like to read… Continue Reading →

Retro Writing with Vintage Computers

Vintage computers are occasionally a more productive way to write.

Chrome’s Poorly Conceived Omnibox

Chrome’s omnibox is excellent and terrible at the same time. On one hand, you can search or go straight to a URL without picking a different spot for each task. On the other hand, some weird design decisions have made… Continue Reading →

Unfortunately, newsletters are important

I don’t like newsletters I’ve been told newsletters are important. But I have ignored this for a long time. I generally don’t sign up for newsletters. Why? It’s pretty simple. I’m not interested in the company. I’m interested in the… Continue Reading →

Publishing Quality: Maybe Not What You Think

Do traditional publishers produce better quality books? The publishing quality of indie books may surprise you.

How to Use the Block Editor in WordPress

It used to be called Gutenberg. Now it’s just the block editor. Either way, it’s a significant departure from the classic WordPress editor. For your convenience (and perhaps amusement), here is a screencast of me describing how to use this… Continue Reading →

Wix versus Squarespace

I regularly receive questions about website hosting options. One topic that comes up quite a bit is Wix versus Squarespace. I won’t make you wait until the end of the post. My answer is neither. Why? It comes down to… Continue Reading →

I Don’t Use Microsoft Word

That’s right. I don’t use Word. As a writer, I get all sorts of funny looks from people when I inform them of this fact. Responses are usually somewhere along the lines of, “But you’re a writer. How can you… Continue Reading →

Posts vs. Pages

Once WordPress is installed and a user starts contemplating content, the first question that usually comes up is something along the lines of “Posts? Pages? Huh?” At a glance, the difference may not be entirely obvious. Here’s a quick explanation……. Continue Reading →

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