Wattpad

The majority of ‘book orientated’ internet users will more than likely have heard of Wattpad even though they may not have used the site. What is Wattpad? Originating in 2006, it is a free online storytelling community where writers of all sorts may submit their works: essays, articles, novels, short stories, etc. The site has … More Wattpad

Domain Names

This article is not intended to decry the knowledge or abilities of readers. As with other semi-‘technical’ information published in this website , the intention is to inform readers of some matters that lie behind what is often taken for granted or even not considered. Nevertheless, it seems wise to have some knowledge of how … More Domain Names

Landing Pages

‘A web page which serves as the entry point for a website or a particular section of a website.’ (Unknown) The above does not really convey what is understood, by modern day users, to be a ‘landing page’. Users now think of them as being part of a marketing or advertising campaign or promotion. In … More Landing Pages

Protocols

Depending upon a person’s background the word ‘protocol’ will conjure up different considerations. Historically it refers to, and still does in the right context, social and diplomatic behaviour: ‘The official procedure or system of rules governing affairs of state or diplomatic occasions.’ (English Oxford Dictionaries) ‘The accepted or established code of procedure or behaviour in … More Protocols

Names in Memoirs

  When first setting out to write a memoir, autobiography or biography many authors face the challenge of whether to use actual names or not. This discussion will primarily focus upon the stories of every-day people rather than famous; infamous or well-known personalities. The latter will be touched upon later.   Why the concern? The … More Names in Memoirs

Book Retailers

Recently in ‘Why Amazon?’ the availability of alternative on-line purchase sites (as well as self-publishing systems) was discussed. Some alternatives where named but not linked to. In response one reader commented they would like to have life made easy for them by having links to various other sites provided. This is in response to that … More Book Retailers

Writer’s Block

‘The condition of being unable to create a piece of written work because something in your mind prevents you from doing it.’ (Cambridge Dictionary) ‘The condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing.’ (Oxford Dictionary) ‘A usually temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to … More Writer’s Block

Hashtags (#)

‘A word or phrase preceded by a hash sign (#), used on social media websites and applications, especially Twitter, to identify messages on a specific topic.’ (Oxford Dictionary) ‘Used in social media to identify messages on a specific topic/theme.’ (Unknown) Social media users will undoubtedly have come across the hashtag (#) symbol, especially if they … More Hashtags (#)