review – blogging for writers


Picked up a bunch of writing related books from the library, so I’m going to try and get some reviews done before they are due back. the library is my favorite place to get books, because they are free and if I don’t like the book no money is lost. Not only writing books will be included in my upcoming reviews, but other books that writers can make use of and additional material from which one may learn.

Today’s book is Blogging For Writers, by Robin Houghton, published by Writer’s Digest Books, publication date: 2014.

While the book primarily focuses on blogging with WordPress and, it also mentions some of up and coming sites such as svbtle, medium, and ghost. The author goes into considerable detail about working with WordPress or Blogger, with details on setting up an account and managing your blog.

The author discusses how blogging is helpful to writers – “On your blog you are the publisher-you are in total control of what you put on it and how you present it.” Houghton discusses how the blog is a key element of your author platform.

Houghton provides information on how to get your blog noticed, connecting with Facebook and Twitter, and other helplful pieces of information. It is a very useful resource for writers and beginning bloggers. I give it four out of five chickens.

Links of Interest

Grammer Rules – Debunking 10 Grammer and Novel Writing Myths

My Links

Age of The Beasts

War Of The Beasts – Amazon

Feel free to make comments, suggestions, requests.

Current Work –

Animation Script for Age Of The Beasts – Lost Cities

Novel – In The Blood


About davepyl

Though I have held many jobs over the years, being a fiction writer has always been my main interest even though I may not have always pursued it well enough. Originally from Princeton, IN, where I graduated High School and took writing related courses, I went on to attend Vincennes University in Vincennes, IN, and obtained a degree in journalism. After working a few years as a journalist and freelance nonfiction writer, I pursed other careers. late in the 90’s my interest in writing fiction resurged with stronger and better ideas, I have taken courses through Full Sail University to help me hone my skills as a creative writer. Now my plans are to focus more on writing fiction in addition to my day job and build it as a career in as many ways as I can: books, short stories, scripts, comicbooks. My writing credentials include: *KNOX COUNTY DAILY NEWS | Feb 1988 – April 1992; Staff Writer / Journalist; * OFFICIAL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE GROUP | 1990 – 1992Freelance Writer / Photographer; *VIETNAM MAGAZINE | April 1995 • Contributing Writer (Short Story) – “Operation Babylift” *MIDNIGHT ZOO | May/June 1991 • Contributing Writer (Poem) – “Lady In Black” *REUNIONS MAGAZINE Summer, 1995 * Contributing Writer Reunion at George Field *QUILTER’S WORLD | April 2004 • Contributing Writer (Short Story) – “Two Visionaries” *STORYTELLER MAGAZINE | Nov/Dec 2010. • Contributing Writer (Short Story) – “The Ol’ Conner Place” short story *TALES OF THE TALISMAN | Oct 2011 • Contributing Writer (Poem) – “Bloody Red Riding Hood” *REUNIONS MAGAZINE Fall/Winter 2012 * Contributing Writer Morgan/Bivens Family Reunion * Frontier Tales magazine/ Winter 2012/ Battle of Three Lakes and what inspired you to write your book. The battle between the ani-men and the JLA, from Justice League America issues 221-223-1984.
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