January is a good time to think about your career as an author, even if you must still hold down a full-time job. Authors who want to find readers should have a website and perhaps a little blog. The website is more than just a pain in the neck that you haven’t figured out yet.
It’s a platform where you can advertise your books and discuss your interests, and most importantly, talk about what you are writing.
If cost is a problem, don’t sweat it. WordPress offers free blogs and free theme templates, so with a small amount of effort and a little self-education, you can have a nice-looking website. I began in 2011 with no website skills whatsoever, but I can hold my own now.
I have made a personal commitment to post three times a week on this blog. This allows me to rant about the craft of…
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