Write Like a Geek

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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.

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 →

MacBook Pro: Anorexia Sets In

After the 2015 MacBook Pro, Apple made some anorexic decisions for the next iterations of their flagship laptop. What do I mean by Anorexic? The same thing I would mean about a human: an unhealthy obsession with losing weight to… Continue Reading →

User Experience

Before I start talking about pages, posts and themes, I’d like to take a moment to address user experience. WordPress, like any other app, must present an interface to the user that’s understandable and actionable. That’s right, I threw in… Continue Reading →

Install the Classic Editor for WordPress

Frustrated with the new block editor (Gutenberg) for WordPress? You’re not alone. While many are excited about the new features, others are unhappy with the disruption to their process. If you find yourself in the latter group, here’s how you… Continue Reading →

How to Choose a WordPress.com Plan

If you read my previous post and decided you would like to go with WordPress.com for your site, here’s a basic explanation of which plan will suit your needs the best. Let’s assume that you are an author named Silo… Continue Reading →

Which WordPress is Right for You?

I regularly encounter confusion concerning WordPress. I think most of the confusion has to do with what people call the two options. People talk about .com versus .org. This makes it sound like competing domain names, but that’s incorrect. So… Continue Reading →

The Bahawre Legend in a Bundle

What’s better than a free Sci-Fi/Fantasy book? A free bundle of Sci-Fi/Fantasy books, of course! Check it out: https://books.bookfunnel.com/clean_sci-fi_fantasy_ebooks/bysvtqncon

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