Category «Apps for Writers Blog»

Ideas for Using WordPress

  Build your brand. Establish your presence. Speak your truth. Every author needs a webpage. Being without one is like cutting off your foot. Using social media is wonderful, but any of those apps can disappear in a heartbeat. Owning and maintaining your own website ensures your connection to your readers. You control the content. …

Plugins and Widgets for WordPress

  Once your site is up and running, you’ll want a few other pieces added in to enhance the page. Plugins are small additions to the website that enhances WordPress. Widgets are tools that allow you access to certain services on the actual webpage. Confused? Don’t worry. Keep reading and hopefully, it’ll become clearer. Plugins …

Starting a Website with WordPress

How to Create a Web Page Using WordPress You are going to laugh when you see how simple it is to create a basic blog on WordPress. I recommend starting with the free option—less to worry about at the start. Once you get rolling, decide on a real plan with hosting. So… Go to the …

Word Press

    Word Press is a platform for creating web pages. I’ll be honest from the start. I’m not an expert on the program. The few classes I’ve taken and books I’ve read have helped me understand the basics. The posts for this app will be for beginners just starting out with web pages. (Psst, …

Ideas for Writers with Focus To-Do

      I chose this app of all the Pomodoro timers because it had both a community and a planning element. The features include some great ways to improve your writing process. Using Your Time Wisely       Writers are strapped for time. Most of us have another job, career, family stuff that competes with writing for …

Focus To-Do: a Planner and Timer

Inspiration comes from many places. I’m part of a local writing group for romance writers. This past Saturday’s meeting was an eye-opener. Our speaker taught a workshop about overcoming writer’s block. She talked about the reasons for procrastination and other issues. Once again, she helped me over a stumbling block in my writing journey, but …

How to Use Focus To-Do

After downloading Focus To-Do, create a profile. This will allow cloud access for the app. The best apps sync with mobile, laptop, and desktop. You get the most out of a program when you can use it anytime, anywhere. Starting a project. Click on the Plus Sign to add a new project. Give it a …

Updates and Feedback

Hi! I hope you’re finding some useful tips in my Apps for Writers Blog. I love writing it and interacting with everyone. We’ve had a great run so far. Your feedback has been wonderful. Thank you! No, I’m not ending it, just switching up a bit. FYI, technology is defeating me. (Not a good thing …

BookBub

     And now for my last book-focused site: BookBub. This site is similar to the Fussy Librarian. It has a subscription element for readers and a marketing aspect for writers. It’s a giant in the book newsletter subscription market.      Readers, through a subscription to the newsletter, can get lists of discounted and free books …

Goodreads

Who hasn’t heard of Goodreads? It’s an extensive website and app for readers to log their reads, look at user-generated reviews, and find new books to read. But there’s so much more. Goodreads is huge. And as a writer, if you aren’t using it, let me give you a little push. What is Goodreads? The …