My website building adventures began when I was thirteen years old. I’d been printing a literary newsletter filled with book reviews and short stories and giving copies to friends and family. My parents encouraged me to publish the newsletter online and helped me get started with my first website.
That website no longer exists (I’ve created many different websites since then, and eventually in college, I began working as a freelance web designer). But I still remember the excitement I felt when I hit publish on my first online newsletter and realized that anyone in the world could stumble across my website and read my writing.
Stephen King once observed that writing is about “enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well.” By publishing your writing on the Internet, you are able to reach and inspire more people than you could ever imagine.
No matter where you are on your writing journey, a website will give you a platform where you can publish and promote your work and establish your expertise. It will give you a way to build an audience and connect with other writers.
Ready to get started?
In today’s post, I’ve put together a quick and easy guide with my top 5 tips for creating a professional website for your writing. Please note that some of the links are affiliate links, but I only recommend services I use and think highly of. [Read more…]