Pseudonyms and Pen Names

Have you been thinking about using a pseudonym, or pen name, for your next book? There are both advantages and disadvantages. So why even consider using a pen name? Some people just don’t like their real name! Using their real name may cause conflicts with their day job In some cases, writers may use a […]

Website Content Ideas

Do you need ideas for your blog post? When you put in a word or phrase into the search field of Google, have you noticed how other words appear below as a suggestion for what you are looking for? All the results you see are actual searches that other people have already searched for. So […]

Does an Author need a website?

When I first started creating websites about 15 years ago, everyone wanted a website.  I would ask them why do you want a website?  The common answer was ‘because everyone else has a website’.   That was not a good reason to have a website, so I’d explain, that their website has to have a […]

Writing For The Web

Before I talk about writing for websites, think about your own behaviour when you go to a website. Do you start reading long paragraphs and then start to skip every few words or sentences? In other words do you scan? Do you look for a bullet point section that gives an overview of the content? […]

Plagiarism and Paraphrasing

Plagiarism and paraphrasing is nasty and can be very detrimental to you, your reputation and even have a financial impact for your income. Plagiarism and paraphrasing is nasty and can be very detrimental to you, your reputation and even have a financial impact for your income. In June 2021 there was an estimate of over […]

Titles, Quotes, Poems and More

Do you sometimes sit looking at a blank screen or notebook hoping some ideas will miraculously jump out at you or better still write themselves? We found a website that has fabulous resources that might help. It’s a scrapbooking site! Scrapbookers always need to come up with interesting or quirky titles, quotes or poems for […]