Doorways into reading — and writing

September 3, 2018

I came across this article a few weeks ago, and it got me thinking: https://www.tor.com/2018/08/13/in-search-of-doors-read-v-e-schwabs-2018-j-r-r-tolkien-lecture-on-fantasy-literature/. I can’t remember not reading. I do remember curling up in the kneehole of my grandmother’s vanity dresser with a book, and since it was such a small place I couldn’t have been more than three or four. I read …

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Websites for writers (and other folk)

July 20, 2018

Like a lot of authors, I have a day job: I run a web development company called Creative Implementations, and I build WordPress websites for writers. And other folk.

I’ve been asked a couple of times lately what I do for clients. This post gets a little detailed, so bear with me!

PSA: Protect your devices from phishing

July 13, 2018

I belong to several email loops. Every once in a while, one will see a flurry of posts that only contain a weird looking link. I don’t click on them, because I know without a shadow of a doubt that the person whose email apparently sent the message is not the person who intended to …

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Look, look, I’m in a podcast!

July 7, 2018

(Actually, I guess that should be Listen, listen!) On June 24, 2018 I participated in Sultry and Sweet Summer Reads, Calgary’s first romance reader festival: https://www.facebook.com/events/645283692471244/. It was organized by a fellow member of CaRWA (Calgary Association of Romance Writers of America), M Jane Colette. I was there primarily to represent CaRWA, but I also …

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WordPress Technical Maintenance

June 21, 2018

If you have a self-hosted WordPress website (one not hosted at wordpress.com), it’s really important to keep it up to date. I’m not talking about adding new content. That’s important, of course, but even if you don’t add anything new for a while, your site won’t break. Think of adding new content like putting gas …

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PSA for WordPress site owners

May 17, 2018

For those of you who manage your own self-hosted WordPress websites: WordPress 4.9.6 is set to release today (Thursday), and the version number is misleading. WordPress 4.9.6 is much more than just a simple/minor maintenance release. There are brand new features in this release: GDPR tools, Gutenberg Nag screen, and even a massive bump in …

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