Authors and Social Media

This article was inspired by some self-posed questions: ‘Do authors have to be everywhere on social media?’ was the instigating question. This morphed into: ‘Do authors need social media?’ and ‘Do authors have to use social media?’ These resulted in this article that will attempt, in measure at least, to address those questions. Before continuing … More Authors and Social Media

15 Twitter and Instagram #Hashtags for Connecting with Authors

As the title implies this article relates to hashtags authors may utilise for connecting with fellow authors. Even the most introverted author will appreciate being part of a likeminded community. The comparative anonymity of online interaction helps those who seriously struggle with public exposure to share and learn. New authors, and some not so new, … More 15 Twitter and Instagram #Hashtags for Connecting with Authors

15 Twitter and Instagram #Hashtags for Connecting with Readers

Anyone who has used social media for a while will be familiar with #hashtags and their purpose. Nevertheless, just in case someone new to social media is reading this, here is a brief overview. Hashtags are a way for users to highlight content as being relevant to defined topics, themes, events, conversations, etc. In effect … More 15 Twitter and Instagram #Hashtags for Connecting with Readers

What is HTML?

Anyone who manages a website, blog, or other digital interface will have encountered references to HTML. But exactly what is HTML? The acronym stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. HTML is the standard language utilised in the creation of web pages. Tim Berners-Lee, a physicist at the CERN research institute (The European Organization for Nuclear … More What is HTML?

QR Codes and Authors

Advanced technology, smartphones, lightweight tablets, etc., has increased online activity so that it now forms a substantial component of most people’s lives, even those in the retirement bracket. Along with this the use of QR codes has also developed and become an increasingly popular method of connectivity. This article will consider: what a QR Code … More QR Codes and Authors

Creating Characters

Contents IntroductionCharacter PersonaStory StructureCharacter OverviewWorksheetConclusion Introduction It is a generally held concept that the best on-page characters originate from the author’s detailed knowledge of them. How can this be when, in most instances, they are not real people? That is the question this article aims to answer. Of course, characters may be based upon observations … More Creating Characters