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RWA Online's Nov Workshop: Creating an Author Website at Wordpress


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RWA® Online presents:

Creating an Author Website at Wordpress.com in Four Easy Lessons by Catherine Chant

Class begins: November 2, 2015 and lasts two weeks.

Cost: $15

Registration and class info: http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/campus.htm

Registration opens: October 19, 2015

Everything you wanted to know to know about creating an author website using WordPress.

About the class:

This two-week workshop covers all the information you need to create an author website including: setting up an account, understanding the dashboard, working with posts and pages, customizing appearance and layout, incorporating graphics, use of keywords and tags, and promoting via social media. We’ll also be discussing general web design principles such as typography and color theory as well as organization and usability considerations that will make your site the best it can be.

This workshop is aimed at writers looking to create an author website themselves that is easy to set up and easy to maintain. No programming or web design experience is necessary to participate. Everything you need to know will be taught in class. The only pre-requisite is modern browser software and a good network connection.

WordPress.com support strongly recommends using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome to interact with their site.

The workshop includes exercises with every lesson designed to strengthen the concepts discussed. Students do not need to have an active website to participate, but may find the lessons more “hands-on” if they do. The instructor will offer feedback on any student’s website during the workshop if the URL is offered during the class.

Presenter Bio:

Catherine Chant is a PRO member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) and a Golden Heart® finalist. She worked for fifteen years at Boston College as a computing & communications consultant and spent several of those years serving as BC's web information services manager, maintaining and supporting the university web servers. Her first novel, WISHING YOU WERE HERE, a young adult rock 'n' roll time travel romance, is available at Amazon.com. She has also written two Vampire Diaries novellas for Amazon's Kindle Worlds program, and is working on a new young adult novel. You can visit her online at http://www.catherinechant.com

Format: Courses are conducted via online discussion (bulletin) board on the RWA® Online website (no email loops). Non-chapter members MUST complete both the workshop registration AND the discussion board login registration for access.

For more information, including how to join RWA® Online (where our members take all of our workshops for free) please visit: http://www.rwaonlinechapter.org/campus.htm

Or contact the workshop coordinator at fisc40pa@aol.com

Thank you.

Patti Fischer

Workshop Coordinator

RWA® Online Chapter 136

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