Tips for Creating Your First Freelancer (Writing) Site

An excellent resource for bloggers.

Nicholas C. Rossis

First site guide | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's booksContinuing my paying-it-forward series of posts, I present to you today another one of my new friends, Duke Vukadinovic.

You may or may not be aware that in my day job, I’m a web developer whose company, Istomedia, has developed over 450 websites and blogs since 1995. This, however, is an expense that many authors would rather not make. And yet, they still need to have an online presence. So, what are they to do?

Duke has come up with a great resource, the First Site Guide. Freelancers – and writers in general – will find there all they need to build their first website on their own, along with helpful tips, how-tos, and loads of free advice.

Take it, Duke!

Tips for Creating Your First Freelancer (Writing) Site

First site guide | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

If you’re a freelancer, you need your own website. It doesn’t have to be great or fancy…

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It’s Up To You

When considering how to market your self-published books, it’s worth considering the consumer. In this article, Kristine Kathryn Rusch discusses some creative ways of marketing music in the past and how they can be used by self-publishers to market their books.

From Kristine Kathryn Rusch: “Normally when I have blog with this title, I’m discussing the choices writers make in this new world of publishing. But this blog is different. This blog is about consumer choice…”

Source: It’s Up To You

10 Trends in Publishing You Need to Know

Here is an interesting and well worth reading article about publishing trends posted by author Nicholas Rossis:

Chloe of the Written Word Media published recently 10 trends in publishing that are of interest to every author – particularly Indie ones…”

Source (click to read the full article): 10 Trends in Publishing You Need to Know

The Writer’s 2016 Guide to Better Writing

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Don’t just write. Write better! And this list of 20 websites can help.

Source: The Writer’s 2016 Guide to Better Writing

The State of the Author – The Writing Platform

This is an interesting article that might be of interest to anyone considering traditional publishing. The site on which it appears, The Writing Platform, is a free online resource for writers that may be worth checking out.

Below, then, is the beginning of the article. Click on the source link below to read the full article.

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I have been asked to talk to the state of the author in traditional publishing but I must say that I do not recognise the dichotomy. The SoA represents about 9,500 authors. They write in vastly different genres and vastly different media: from novelists to textbook writers, from poets to ghost writers, from broadcasters to academics, from illustrators to translators, from spoken word artists to journalists. Some are traditionally published, some are self published, some are hybrids and some don’t publish in any traditional sense. What they have in common is that they are PROFESSIONAL authors.

Source: The State of the Author – The Writing Platform