Deleyna’s Drift

  • EAT Your Heart Out to Empower Your Website

    EAT Your Heart Out to Empower Your Website

    Search engine optimization (SEO) is making your website attractive to the search engine spiders. When they like you, they crawl all over your website and seize upon the tasty morsels of your content to share with their millions of curious customers. We want to keep those spiders happy and engaged! But SEO doesn’t have to…

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  • Welcome to the Future – Part 3

    Welcome to the Future – Part 3

    The first two parts of this series helped us set up a basic understanding of the changes in the world of art and writing. If you missed them, here they are: Part 1 and Part 2. In this final article of the series, I want to share suggestions and encouragement as we move forward into a changing world….

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  • 5 Secrets for Surviving the Social Media Apocalypse

    5 Secrets for Surviving the Social Media Apocalypse

    Every day, authors ask me how to survive the current social media meltdown. The bad news: Here is some of the bad news authors are focusing on: There’s no denying it: these statistics are concerning. If you are an author who has built their entire platform on Twitter or Facebook, you may feel lost as…

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  • Welcome to the Future, Part 2

    Welcome to the Future, Part 2

    AI and Author collaboration via Dall-E In case you missed it, part 1 is here. Backstory You may remember that my first computer teacher, Mr. Wilson, shared a magazine article with me about the future of teaching. In this series, I’m talking a bit about trends in technological developments and daydreaming about the future of storytelling….

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  • Welcome to the Future, Part 1

    Welcome to the Future, Part 1

    Story time I learned to type on a manual typewriter. In my advanced typing class at a small private school, the teacher promised that anyone who finished all the lessons in the book could work one-on-one with her to learn how to use the school’s new computer. People often comment about how fast I type….

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  • Big changes coming to my life!

    Big changes coming to my life!

    My life is a study in change right now. An adventure is unfolding as I focus on my career and explore world building.

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  • How to Painlessly Generate Dozens of Blog Ideas

    How to Painlessly Generate Dozens of Blog Ideas

    Writers ask me what to blog about all the time. Recently, I was brainstorming story background (world-building) ideas with a writer. We were having a lot of fun just playing with the story. She stopped and stared at her screen full of ideas. “These are all great blogging ideas!” Her gasp of surprise was delightful….

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  • Why You Want People to Hate Your Website

    Why You Want People to Hate Your Website

    One of the most common mistakes I see writers make with branding is to pull their punches. They have power. They have a unique take on life and story. But they also want everyone to like them. 15“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot. 16So,…

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  • The Magic of World Anvil

    The Magic of World Anvil

    In my last post, I talked about digital readers, a group of readers who like to interact with stories in new and creative ways. Many of these readers are young, but not all. People of all ages are discovering the fun of interacting with stories and the passion is contagious. Now I want to show…

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