Newbie Writers - This is a good site for new writers, would-be writers, aspiring writers and beginning writers of all genres and from all walks of life. Here you can learn all you need to know to start your new career as a writer today. Cited by Writer's Digest as one of the 100 best writers' websites.
Stella Nesanovich, retired Professor of English from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is the author of A Brightness That Made My Soul Tremble: Poems on the Life of Hildegard of Bingen (Blue Heron Press, 1996) and Vespers at Mount Angel: Poems (Xavier Review Press, 2004) and editor of Points of Gold: Poems for Leo Luke Marcello (Xavier Review Press, 2005). Louis Hemmi designed her website, and offers writers help with their websites and other aspects of a Web presence.
Stella Nesanovich

Web Presence for Writers

Head On: The Newsletter as PDF (printer friendly) or HTML

This newsletter helps writers establish and enhance their Web presence. I address issues such as:
• factors to consider in choosing a domain name and Web host
• tools such as Google Analytics to measure Website effectiveness
• how to run successful ad campaigns in Google and other tools - how much should you pay for clickthroughs?
• what metrics are valid measures of success?
• fine-tuning marketing efforts (online and othewise). Do more of what works, and less of what doesn't
• emerging trends in writing and selling
• providing frequent fresh content is a core requirement to have an effective Website, we'll show you how to make the process as easy and cost-free as possible using Content Management Systems (CMS)

GhostWriter - Winter 2007
Ghost Writer
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The Book Club Cook Book

We are very pleased to have worked with Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp who put together a wonderful cook book based upon recipes from various book clubs (also called reading groups).

The Houston Book Club is highlighted in the section dealing with "Stones from the River" by Ursula Hegi.

The unique way in which recipes all tie to specific book selections makes this book easy to read. It's interesting to see how people were inspired by specific books to try out new or share old recipes. Our book club had never thought of specific books giving rise to recipes, but we have selected dishes based upon the topic / category we were reading.

I highly recommend this book !

Click on the image at right or here to see details.

Page by Page

Read some great classics now in the public domain online for free!

Included: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, George Eliot, L Frank Baum, Jack London, HG Wells, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, and many many others

Canadian Book Clubs

All about book clubs, with a Canadian Slant comprehensive list of reading groups

The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors.

We are listed in the directory!

Reading Group Guides

I enjoy this site as it is chock full of original content.

Just a fun little HTML and SwishMax utility I (Louis Hemmi) wrote to look up a person's Chinese Zodiac sign based on their birth year.
Hemmi's Chinese Zodiac Engine
More Swishmax from Louis Hemmi. This page links to the popular Flash application "Chinese Zodiac Calculator," a Flash Moon-information page, and an in-progress HTML page about the Maya Indians. -- Ancient Wisdom, modern applications
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