Alert readers might have noticed I’ve made some changes around here. I added a testimonials page (Thanks Bob, Kent, Tom, Devan and other Bob!). I cleaned up my portfolio (Thanks Kelly and Josh!). I have more changes planned for the next few weeks.
This is all in response to a class I took on making a perfect freelance writer’s page. This was through Freelance Writer’s Den. Look to the right for a link to the group. It’s a for-pay site with open membership only for the next week or so…and totally worth the $25 a month. Seriously. Go sign up. If you missed the deadline, you can still buy their books and ebooks.
On the subject of writer websites, here are a few belonging to colleagues and people I admire. Check them out. Compare them to your own. I’d love some comments about what you liked and disliked.
- April Moore, a Colorado-based freelancer who recently got her first book deal.
- Sarah Newton, freelance editor and writer with a beautifully simple site.
- Carl Pruit, a fellow travel writer based in Portland.
- Ian Scofield, our writing prompt guy.
- Lawrence Block, one of my favorite authors. “Uncle Larry.”
- Carol Tice, who ran the workshop that started this mess.
- Business Book Ghostwriters, home of my mentor Jack Rochester.
- Christopher Moore, another author who has definitely arrived. No relation to April.
Some of these are hand-made by part-timers. Others are the kind of professional design you see when a writer can afford to hire the best. Check them out. What can we learn?
One last note: as I revamp my blog according to Carol’s and others’ suggestions, I’ll be writing it all down. Look for my ebook: Extreme Home Page Makeover.
Thanks for listening.