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  • Sat

    South Bay Local Writers Group: Guest Speaker, "Essentials of Web Design for the Author"

    10:30 am - NoonRedondo Beach Main Library

    IMG_0005Building a credible presence on the web is critical for any author, regardless if they intend to self-publish or pursue the traditional agent/publisher route. For our January meeting, small-business consultant Bo Folsom will discuss what you need to know in order to establish your own website as an integrated component of your author platform.

    For those that attended the December session "Building Your Online Presence," this meeting will focus specifically on developing and enhancing your website & blog.

    Whether you'd like to build your own site(s) or pay a provider, you should possess the basic knowledge needed to make it happen. Learn the essentials in this interactive, informative session. Topics will include:

    • Acquiring your domain name(s), such as or;
    • Selecting a hosting provider (the servers where your code resides);
    • Considerations for building your site and/or blog (e.g., WordPress, HTML, etc.);
    • The three elements of a quality site (content, functionality, and appearance);
    • Search engine optimization (how Google, etc., directs people to you);
    • How to make your web site work alongside Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools to coordinate your online presence as an author.

    Calling all writers for an opportunity to get together with like-minded others in a casual setting to maintain motivation and productivity.

    Our monthly large-group meeting typically convenes on the 1st Saturday morning of each month at the Redondo Beach Main Library. It is free and open to the public, constrained only by room size.

    Explore writing topics that would help further your efforts as an author. Have thoughts on what you'd like addressed during 2016? Contact the organizer directly: .

    Group organizer Bo Folsom brings 18-years of aerospace experience in systems engineering and project management to the South Bay Creative Writers Group. Additionally, Bo is a self-published author and served as a magazine editor/publisher in two of the nations top 15 markets, as well as providing small business consulting expertise. Currently, his supportive writer workshops provide an opportunity to share knowledge & fuel his own creative work.

    Stanton Swafford, the local writers group's founder, is a Los Angeles native and world traveler, US Navy Veteran, former undercover intelligence officer and jazz musician. He successfully self-published an espionage thriller, China Sea, as his debut novel in the Summer of 2015.

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1 Comment

  1. March 23, 2016    

    Looking forward to Jennie’s presentation on April 2nd. Thank you!

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