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by tianalei
July 27th, 2012, 11:48 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: I recommend blogger (vs wordpress)
Replies: 7
Views: 4478

Re: I recommend blogger (vs wordpress)

I also recommend Blogger - but mostly because of their template abilities. For Wordpress, if you want a custom template that's not one of the standard ones, you have to pay money for their hosting it. But with Blogger, if you find a free template that you like online, you can just install it - for f...
by tianalei
April 3rd, 2012, 11:07 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Dos and don'ts for writer websites...?
Replies: 11
Views: 3739

Re: Dos and don'ts for writer websites...?

Thanks Mira. For anyone who is interested, I'll actually be opening a blog design shop in a couple of months (still working out the kinks with everything). For now, if you want me to redesign your Blogger blog and make it into an author website, you can email me at tianalei (@) gmail (.) com. (I fee...
by tianalei
April 2nd, 2012, 7:11 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Dos and don'ts for writer websites...?
Replies: 11
Views: 3739

Re: Dos and don'ts for writer websites...?

Aw, thanks Sleeping Beauty :) Glad you're liking it.
by tianalei
April 2nd, 2012, 11:22 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Dos and don'ts for writer websites...?
Replies: 11
Views: 3739

Re: Dos and don'ts for writer websites...?

I had a hard time deciding what to put on my homepage. I settled for a brief bio with the various ways someone can contact me via my social networks. In a way, I guess this is like a "welcome" since it doesn't go straight to my blog or news, but because I blog so randomly (like you) I wanted somethi...
by tianalei
December 10th, 2009, 12:08 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you write the same genre you read?
Replies: 46
Views: 11331

Re: Do you write the same genre you read?

I've tried writing outside of the genre I read, but usually it doesn't work out so well. I've found that when I write the genre I am most familiar with (by reading) it actually helps me know what my readers would want. So, I have an easier time when I write what I read.
by tianalei
December 7th, 2009, 4:37 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Peer Review of a Query
Replies: 24
Views: 5049

Re: Peer Review of a Query

While I'm definitely no expert on queries, I would recommend that you take out the part about C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling. From what I've researched, agents always receive queries hoping to be the next "it" thing, and contrary to helping you, this can hinder your chances. You might want to look thro...