Why Don’t You Offer Hosting?

Here at Clockpunk Studios, we build the majority of our websites using the WordPress engine. We think it’s a pretty great way to build websites, and we must not be alone, since WordPress now powers fully 25% of the internet. But WordPress websites rely on a hosting service to stay “on the air” and operational, and we’re often asked why […]

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The Importance of Revisions

Here at Clockpunk Studios, many of our clients are writers, and all writers know the importance of revisions. Whether it’s your first pass back through a rough draft, incorporating the feedback from your beta readers, or handling heavy revision notes from your agent, editor, or publisher, the revision process is a key part of writing. There’s a saying in film

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Why the New Year is the Perfect Time for a New Author Website

Yeah, we know, years are basically just arbitrary units of time that we use to measure out our course through a cold and indifferent universe, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t use those arbitrary markers to our advantage. For most people, the New Year is about new beginnings, including a lot of resolutions that don’t usually last through the

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In spite of the… tumultuous things that have been going on in the news over the past week or so, plenty of people all over the country are still struggling to get their novels written for this year’s National Novel Writing Month. (Even your humble blogger here is actually inadvertently participating, since I’m working on a top sekrit freelance project

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How to Make a Monster

Just about every kind of writing involves at least a little bit of world building. For some writers it may just be creating your characters and the places where they live and work in a story that is otherwise wholly naturalistic and set in the really real world, but pretty much all of us here at Clockpunk Studios–and many of

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All Hallow’s Read

A few years ago, Neil Gaiman suggested a “modest proposal” that became All Hallow’s Read, a tradition in which we give people scary books to read for Halloween. Seems simple enough, right? And while it may not yet be as popular as, say, trick-or-treating or giving people presents at Christmastime, it has certainly caught on with a few people, and seems

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WordPress Security: How to Make Your Site Hack-proof (as much as possible)

Okay, we admit it, no site is ever going to be 100% hack-proof. But there are some simple steps that you can take to help protect your author website from hacks and keep it safe. Here at Clockpunk Studios, we’ve been working in web design for years, and over that time we’ve seen too many authors, editors, and even publishers

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