Wednesday, June 5, 2019

IWSG: My issue with Web Building

IWSG: a place where writers and friends share woes or hugs.
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I've been falling in and out of writerly habits, it's been crazy. One thing that keeps jumping back at me is my website. I created one back in 2011 using Weebly. I've listed the books I was working on, the books I've published, events, biography, writing tips ... but I'm just not happy with the layout. I'm not fond of my hosting site anymore--I've always found the drag-and-drop for my pages cumbersome.

My writing is all over the place: I write historical, contemporary, realistic, YA, fantasy, children's, paranormal. What theme should I use for my website's appearance? Something neutral?

Honestly, I've been mulling over how to share my qualms with you for the past year already! Talk about insecure, right?

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I'd love to know your thoughts on what an author website should have. What should it not have? What do you think about keeping it simple? I've seen where authors have everything under the sun.

Also, which web builder do you prefer? Why? How did you find yourself where you are with your website if you have one? Thank you for your insight!


  1. My blog is my website. I list about me and how to contact me and all of my books and publications, plus links. Not sure what else a website should contain.

  2. I don't really have any info on websites since I just have my blog. Generally speaking, I do like things simple and uncluttered. Hmm, I hope I managed to do that! :)

  3. I guess there's a few things an author site should have, something about your books (including how to purchase) and something about you. Beyond that, it's up to you.

    I prefer sites that are clean and simple, and I dislike gimmicky sites especially those that make you hunt around for what you want to find because they've got too clever for their own good. I don't see anything obviously amiss with your site, other than I find light text on a dark background hard to read. But that's just personal, and I guess it sets a mood.

    On my site, I include a lot of background material about the worlds in my books. I believe worldbuilding is one of my strengths, and one of the reasons people read them, so I like to play to that strength. But you can go for a load of other aspects such as why you wrote a particular book, or your writing process etc.

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