How to Build Your Website Without Knowing Code

Today I sent out the latest issue of my e-mail newsletter, which I call “3 Happy Things.” Each issue has a different theme, and this one focused on how to build a website for free, without knowing code, in less than an hour.

Click here to view the newsletter on codeless websites.

Also, there’s a new Q&A with me over at Shari Lopatin’s Rogue Writer blog, where I answer 10 questions, including:

  • What inspires me to write
  • 3 tips for all beginning writers
  • To what I attribute my success

Here’s a little snippet:

You have to be focused like a laser beam on what your message is (or
what you stand for) and who you’re trying to reach. Too many writers
haven’t identified their genre or key readership, and that quickly leads
to meaningless or wasted marketing and promotion efforts.

Click here to read the full Q&A.

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12 thoughts on “How to Build Your Website Without Knowing Code

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  2. mayazoe

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  3. Jane Friedman

    @Steven – Regarding SEO, I think it’s extra-important for nonfiction authors, maybe not as important for fiction. But for sure, when people type in your name or your book title, you want your site to pop up in the first page of results. From that perspective, I think it helps people find you easier, though it may not mean "serendipitous" readers (unless, again, we’re talking nonfiction).

  4. Steven M Moore

    Hi Jane and Shari,
    Great interview. As usual, I could have used some of these hints when I returned to writing full-time a few years ago. After some e-mail exchanges with famous thriller writers, I’ll second yours and their advice that one must be patient. I’ll just keep writing and do my best with the marketing thing and hope that down the line something resonates.
    As for websites, I went with MonkeyCMedia and their use of WordPress from the beginning…and I’ve never regretted it. WordPress has become better with age like a fine wine. With my new book coming out, though, I plan a major update to the website. I’m still debating this SEO thing–does more visitors to the website translate into more readers? I’m not sure.
    Take care.

  5. Shari Lopatin

    Jane, thanks for plugging my interview with you on "There Are No Rules." Your insights are invaluable and I really appreciate you taking the time to offer them to me, and my blog’s followers. I also subscribe to your e-newsletter and find the information you offer exceedingly helpful for any writer developing his/her craft, as well as public persona. I recommend anyone who stops by to sign up!


  6. leah

    Hi there. I found you on Shari’s blog. Thanks for the awesome advice to us writers. Great tips and ideas. I look forward to connecting with you on your blog as well!


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