September 2015 – Our Write Side

All sites need support. We have been very blessed to partner with a few fantastic companies to bring you this blog. Online Services is one of them. Online Services is focused on providing Freelance Online services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction and do everything they can to meet your expectations. They provide a wide range of graphic…

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As writers, literacy is important. There are nearly 800 million illiterate people on this planet. If people can’t read, our words are useless. The goal is to “Bring Literacy to 100 million by the end of the decade.” This is one of many reasons why Our Write Side supports literacy causes. First Book is one…

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I was helping an author on Facebook the other day; giving my professional two cents worth in regard to his book cover. When I mentioned using Key Words for his subtitle, he asked how to choose them. It’s a little more complicated than most might realize. There are some great software tools out there that…

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Roland Boykin wrote about his experience with his editor and I felt you may benefit from what happened there. He spoke about how she pointed out issues with his writing that he was already aware of. In this instance, here is one area where an author needs to search out their known issues. For example,…

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When Our Write Side made the transition to self-hosting, we had choices. We went with SiteGround, and we have not been disappointed. Not only is it one of the two referred WordPress hosts, but it also offers monthly signup to 3 month chunks, at the discounted rate. We didn’t need to pay the moving fee…

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Our Write Side is all about paying it forward, especially within the writing community. Little random acts of kindness can turn someone’s dark storm into a burst of sunlight. This is why we support the Pay It Forward Foundation. The Pay It Forward Foundation is a 501 c3 Non-Profit Organization, established in September of 2000,…

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Our Write Side wants to get the conversation started. Many writers draw from their own life experiences when they write. We want you to know we get it; We understand; We love you and we are there for you. Start a conversation with us. Tell us your story. Share your story. We’re listening; The most…

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The advancement of my skills is very evident in this cover I did for Joanie Chevalier. I had the pleasure of creating the original cover for this book back in 2012. It was long before I knew anything about marketing for books, which includes how to formulate what text should be on the cover. When…

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This book by Joanie Chevalier was so much fun. I couldn’t find the shoes on any of my image licensing sites, so I actually went shopping. Well…not really. I didn’t actually buy the shoes. I took my bestie and he took pictures of me wearing shoes in numerous different stores. After each store though, I…

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I Started in the book design business shortly after I graduated from my degree in web design. A friend came to me and asked if I could design a cover for one of his books. I said I din’t see what could be that different about designing a web page versus a book. He said great,…

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