Learning As I Go – Aren’t We All?

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So I’m going to throw a question out to you all, okay? Do you think it’s a good idea to combine your Author Website with your Freelance Writer Website? I am curious about your thoughts on this, but I am also (as I hit PUBLISH on this post) doing it anyway.

This site has been my Freelance Writer business website. I provide blogs for businesses. It has been very helpful to refer potential clients to when I apply for writer job ads. It has been great not to re-write a bio and find writing samples every time I answer a job ad.

But the other side of my writing life is as a book author. I am working on my first book. I could create a new website based on the title of my new book, but I have recently learned that it is better to base it on yourself as a writer, not on a single book. In this way you are building a stronger platform that can reach farther and into more varied areas.

I think I will simply add another page to this site that is dedicated to my book and then figure it out from there. See, you’ve helped already…just thinking out loud here.

What kind of book am I writing, you ask? It is a short nonfiction inspirational and I feel like it will make a huge difference in the lives of those who read it. (See, right there? Saying stuff like that is so so very hard for me! I really want to delete that line…but will step away and leave it alone.)

I will save the book description for another day. I get excited when I talk about it because the subject has become my life message and I want to explain it clearly and with a fresh mind.

For this post I will say that my word count on my book is only 33,000 so far and most nonfictions need at least 50,000. That is a very small little book at that count. So I am on a journey to see if I can do this and I invite you along. I hope you will join me if you think it will be informative and interesting. I am also completely open to advice and ideas along the way!

Thanks for reading,


One thought on “Learning As I Go – Aren’t We All?

  1. Susie: In answer to your question, I don’t know. I like what I have read here. I did look at some of your pages. They are quite well done.

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