Workshop: Words and Pictures

The following are the workshop notes for Newspace’s Words and Pictures by Lorelle VanFossen in Portland, Oregon.

The workshop covered the following:

  • Writing for Audience and Search Engines:
    • Virtual Storytelling Techniques
    • Community Building
    • Writing for Social Media
    • Finding Inspiration and Motivation
  • Technical:
    • Tips and Tricks
    • Article Structure and Formatting
    • Image Embedding
    • Links
    • Site Core Content
    • Feeds
    • Editorial Calendars

Robert De Niro, quote from Oscars 2014 Show about writers.The following are resources and references to help you take the next step forward in writing for the web for photographers and photobloggers. Continue reading

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Lorelle Presents Writing with WordPress Workshop in Salem, Oregon

If you live in the Salem, Oregon, area, don’t miss this special event and workshop.

I’ll be leading a workshop in Salem, Oregon, specifically designed for writers and authors using WordPress. The event is part of the great work the Salem Chapter of the Willamette Writer’s Group, a regional group of writers and authors in the Pacific Northwest area.

The events begin with a presentation on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 6:30PM at Macey’s Salem Center. I will be talking about the challenges of a writer and author site, and introducing members to the different types of sites for writers and authors and how to build a community and audience around a site or book. The meeting is free, I believe.

Sunday, March 16, is a half-day workshop from 1-5PM at the Salem Public Library. We will dive deeper into customizing a WordPress site specifically for the needs of the writer, be it for the author and their books, to support a book or book series, and other alternative site types. This is a highly interactive workshop.

Participants in the workshop will need to bring their laptops or tablets. WIFI will be available. If participants do not have a current WordPress site, they will be led through the process of setting up their own free WordPress.com site.

The workshop will be customized based upon the needs of the attendees, so here is a general list of topics covered during the four hour workshop: Continue reading