Showcase Your Property with a Hotel Site

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If you want to promote your hotel, inn, or bed & breakfast with a stylish and functional website that looks and works great on mobile devices, look no further than WordPress.com/hotels.

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An online property for your property

You’ve worked hard to create a comfortable home-away-from-home for your guests, and now, we can set you up with an online home to help keep your “No Vacancy” light burning brightly.

WordPress.com makes it easy to get your website up and running, and keep it secure, making housekeeping a breeze — saving you time you can now spend with your guests.

Come Stay with us

Our new theme Stay, designed with hotels, inns, and bed & breakfasts in mind, allows you to show off the features and amenities your property provides with stunning imagery and plenty of baked-in functionality.

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Hot Air, Balloons, Economics and Existentialism

Crossed air currents make a traveler check shoes and late model conveyance belts for road worthiness, breezes told tales told over railroad stew and tapatusa, near the round fires and hyperlinks, the voice whispers, “Take heed, the child’s balloon is exactly the thought decided upon in the warming air, Washington’s steaming hot water bottles are congressional houses of light. Yet these are suggestions and held opinions warily stepping into greased warpaint of petroleum distillates in a migratory season…we will to see…and who can actually see?

Live to Write - Write to Live

Desk          Even though I work alone, I’ve learned how to be my own best boss.

I have some managerial experience. For sixteen years I managed a medical office, and I took good care of my co-workers. It’s taking me about as long to learn how to take good care of myself.

Hands down, praise works best, so I try to appreciate any small step I take toward the larger task at hand – which is drafting a 100,000-word novel. One of the unintended consequences of this practice is that as I’m not just kinder and gentler toward myself, I’m kinder and gentler toward others. If I live long enough, I may actually become a genuinely nice person.

But I must admit that I still have days when I don’t want to sit down by myself to write a book that might never see the light of day. Some days, I’ll…

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The Empowered Author

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After a terrible week in Boston (which I will write about at some point, but right now it is too soon) I was glad for the distraction of an event for Sisters in Crime New England on Sunday. Kristen McLean of Bookigee was our guest speaker, and she did a workshop about the empowered author. Though there are challenges for today’s author, and the publishing world is topsy turvy, Kristen talked about the opportunities.

Per Kristen, there are two trends to pay attention to right now. First, that there a number of new routes for content. While traditional publishers are still the top of the pyramid, they aren’t the only pyramid. There is self publishing and small presses. Additionally, she pointed us to Wattpad and createspace as new models for content distribution. I am still wrapping my brain around Wattpad–it deserves its own blog entry.

The other trend she talked about…

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Resources for Writers

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As writers, we are always trying to improve our craft. While I think some things are definitely worth spending money on (Crime Bake 2013, anyone?), I am not yet in a position where I can justify spending a lot of money on my writing career, but I’m always looking for ways to increase my skills as a writer.

While I have taken online classes that cost money in the past, my experience was less than satisfactory so I’ve been reluctant to plunk down my hard-earned cash to repeat the experience.

What’s a writer to do?

Try a free online writing class. It turns out, there are many options. I’m currently enrolled in a class through Coursera, and so far it is excellent. The faculty (a group of professors from Ohio State University) seem excited to be teaching the class, and the readings and videos feed my writer’s soul.

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