It’s time for our May Links Roundup! You can always count on Web Design Relief to find all the articles you should read first. We’re doing this month by the numbers: 100 best websites for writers, 41 WordPress themes, 12 steps to create a review campaign for your newly minted book, and 28 dos and don’ts to improve your writing. Whether you create your own author website or we create one for you, we want to give you the best possible tools to build an effective online author platform and get your writing out there for the world to read.
100 Best Websites for Writers 2017 – via The Write Life – Having eight useful categories makes this list of 100 sites user-friendly. Whether it’s blogging, freelancing, or editing (to name a few), you can find all your writerly needs here thanks to Marisol Dahl.
41 Fantastic WordPress Themes for Serious Bloggers (2017 Edition) – via bloggingwizard – Need a new look for your WordPress site this year? These 41 themes, compiled by Christine C. Renee, are just what you need! Though they’re predominantly premium themes (meaning that there is a cost), some of the themes are free. Each theme is accompanied by a description of its compatibilities and aesthetic qualities—an added convenience if you’re scrambling to redesign.
How to Create a Review Campaign for Your Book Launch – via Book Marketing Tools – If you’re a self-published author, you may be familiar with the difficulties of getting reviews for your first book. For those of you lucky enough to find this article, you may not have to suffer the same challenges. This 12-step list walks you through the preparation process and offers a couple of templates for soliciting reviews from already established writers.
28 Dos and Don’ts: A Must-Have Checklist to Improve Your Writing – Writers Write – They’re so simple, you may not have even considered these 14 dos and 14 don’ts when you’re writing! Simple as they may be, the dos and don’ts are also relevant. These tips from Amanda Patterson will help you improve your writing.