Write Like a Geek

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Reviewing in Context

I’ve been reading book reviews recently as I pursue what to read next. A few things popped out at me as I perused them. Not that I’m the authority on such things, but I think people who review books tend… 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.

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 →

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 →

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 →

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