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It’s a Community

above: Terry Pratchett 1948-2015 By Artist ‘Sandara’

One of the advantages of joining a community of like-minded people on the ‘Net is the likelihood of meeting someone totally unlike yourself. That is always good for a writer. I can’t draw an expressive crooked line. But Sandara can create a whole world in one image. Her visualization of Terry Pratchett shaking Death’s hand is fresh, striking and memorable. Don’t we writers wish all our stories were that good?

Amazing, the talents in the writing community: Publishers, editors & marketing people of course. Cover artists, beta readers, blurb writers, personal assistants and reviewers are some more. I’m sure I’ve left out important categories. No writer has all of the talents needed for a successful book. Hence, the usefulness of belonging to a writing community. Want to know the best print-on-demand service out there right now? Ask.

And best of all is the feedback. Excellent services at reasonable prices receive as much publicity on a writers’ forum as do services that waste your time and money. Think you have a really good idea for marketing your book? Ask and see if anyone has already tried that. Not sure of your book cover? Post it for comments.

Finally, always return favors. While I do owe her one, the real reason I recommend Sandara Tang here is her art. Take a look at some. It will surprise your imagination.

The Art Of Sandara
https://sandara.deviantart.com/ (best Hi-Res images)

Who have you worked with that you would recommend to other writers?


6 thoughts on “It’s a Community

  1. mimispeike says:

    I’ll have my web site (first try) up maybe tomorrow, and I will need to discuss it with the knowledgable.

    Perhaps, like all sane people, I’d best stick to a one column format. (I chose a template that creates two or three columns depending on the width of your screen. It looks good, looks like a magazine page, but you change the width, the type restructures. I have heading and body type that I want to keep together. I have images and captions that I want to keep together.

    I’ve got a pretty good solution but it’s been a ton of work, trying things in the editor, zapping to the page, back and forth, back and forth.

    The next page will be easier, I think. A full chapter, mostly text, the breaks won’t be so problematic. (The page I just completed is an intro page.)

    I am going to keep this site as is, and create a duplicate site on another template.

    GD, how do you make it so viewers don’t have access to that edit command? I don’t see it on your page.

    This is certainly the right topic at the right time for me.

    Also, my page one is set as my front page. How do I change my front (landing) page to the intro? I have yet to read that ‘Do you need help’ feature. Boy, do I need help!

    Liked by 2 people

    • GD Deckard says:

      The edit command only appears if the viewer has been granted permission to edit.

      As far as content goes, few people get off on web sites. Most are there for a specific reason. So, I try to keep it simple and to the point.

      For help, just Google your question. You’ll get specific answers.

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    • GD Deckard says:

      I enjoyed chapter one very much. (Laughed at parts.) You have an amazing “author’s voice,” Mimi. It reeks of authenticity. And, amusement -you are obviously delighted by your characters.
      I want to read more, so, let us know when chapter two is up?

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      • mimispeike says:

        Thanks, GD.

        Well, guess what? I tried to reset the front page and managed to delete Chapter one. I have to start all over again. I am bummed!


  2. mimispeike says:

    I have chapter one back. I will put up chapter two tomorrow. But I don’t think this columns template is the answer. I’m going to start exploring the other templates.

    I want to get this site going so I can apply to publications on Medium, but this template has too many problems for the long haul.


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