I’m amazed, thrilled, and relieved that my Muse Online Writers Conference workshop is being well-received. I’ve got just enough participants there to keep me busy without feeling desperately overwhelmed.
Indeed, Creating an Impressive Writing Website is something that most writers are intensely interested in these days. We need that web-presence not only for marketing, but for training ourselves to be comfortable in the public eye. Yes, we writers tend to be reclusive, but selling our writing isn’t compatible with the hermit lifestyle.
There are seven sections to the workshop, and I’m posting one section each day of this conference.
- How to make your site look professional
- Learning from other sites
- The joy of learning HTML and other cool web programming languages
- Parts of a web document
- Shortcuts that make site maintenance easier
- Blogging tips
- Search engine optimization (SEO)
My goal is that at the end of this workshop participants will feel more comfortable with the idea of creating their sites using plain HTML and a text editor, or a WYSIWYG program if they prefer it, and will have new resources and ideas for creating their own excellent and impressive websites. One of my teaching tools this year is a page of links to other writers’ sites… you’re welcome to check it out: Websites for Writers.
I have been designing websites for about twelve years now and for five years owned a web design business, Klamath Design. I’ve now converted my old web design site into a blog for telling people how to start their own web design business. I also have a separate Squidoo lens on this topic: How to Start a Web Design Business.
For those who weren’t able to be part of the conference… and for those I am meeting there, I just started a new message board for writers with websites: Write Web Now.