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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

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About Darlene Schacht

Darlene Schacht is an award winning and NYT best-selling author who has successfully self published three books, and traditionally published two. She is the founder and former editor of Christian Women Online Magazine, and she blogs at the popular website, Time-Warp Wife. Darlene encourages authors to successfully self publish by putting aside perfection to make way for creativity.

10 Ways to Increase Your Internet Traffic

By |June 22nd, 2015|

One of the buzzwords you’ll often hear in the publishing industry is “platform.”

What is it? Why do you need it? And how can you build it?

A friend of mine wrote a fiction book a while back and asked if I could hook her up with a publisher. She’s a good writer, and with her personality I’m […]

11 Effective Ways to Promote Your Book

By |June 9th, 2015|

Cue the confetti. Your book is hot off of the press, and now you’ll be looking for ways to promote it. Sure you might be able to get into a book store, but when you consider the tens of thousands of books competing with yours, you’ll need to get creative and put your eggs in more than […]

Formatting a Book? 8 Ways You Might Be Destroying Your Layout

By |June 1st, 2015|

Before I was a writer, I was the design co-ordinator for Art Bookbindery. I designed both the interior and the exterior of books for several years. Page layout is a craft, and when it’s done correctly, the finished book is beautiful.

The artist in me enjoyed every step of the process. Who knew that typography could give […]

How Writers Can Use Fewer Words Without Compromising Descriptive Details

By |May 25th, 2015|

When my kids clean their rooms, I’ll often remind them of our rule, “When in doubt, throw it out.”

They don’t know it, but I retreive those doubtful items every once in a while, and slip them back in the drawer.

Bottom line is that when a room is free of clutter, it’s breathable, well organized, and […]

How are En Dashes Different from Hyphens? And What is a Tilde?

By |May 19th, 2015|

We talked about the em dash (—) in detail the other day, but there are so many other dashes out there that can’t be ignored. Rarely do we see a piece of writing without a dash of this or a dash of that, but it’s important—and more than that, it’s fun—to learn when and how […]

How to Use the Em Dash Correctly

By |May 11th, 2015|

Add spice to your writing with dashes. I love them, and therefore I’m probably guilty of using the em dash far more than I should. Let’s discuss what it is, and what it’s used for.

The em dash is labeled so because it’s approximately the width of the letter “m” (—). It can also be expressed […]

How to Write a Non-Fiction Book Proposal – And Why You Should

By |May 4th, 2015|

A book proposal is an important exercise for all hopeful authors. Yes, I said “all,” which includes both self published and traditionally published authors.

A book proposal is one of the most difficult things you’ll ever write. But if you hope to turn out a good product, you’ll be glad that you took the time out […]

R-E-A-D – The Four Keys to Writing

By |April 27th, 2015|

Writing a book? Do you hope to one day? If so, you’ll need discipline, courage, focus, and attention to detail. I have created the R.E.A.D. acronym to help us remember all four of these keys. I hope they inspire you as they have me!

Reading · Editing · Audience · Discipline
Read – Read your article thoroughly before […]

6 Innovative Ways to Craft Awesome Titles

By |April 19th, 2015|

Whether you’re choosing a title for your book, for an article, or simply a blog title, you’ll want to ensure that your words stand out from the crowd.

Magazines have been using simple formulas when it comes to crafting their headlines, and they’ve been doing it for years. In the few seconds you’re standing in line at the market […]

Self-Publishing? Start Building Your Platform

By |April 13th, 2015|

I recently received a letter from a woman telling me that her friend was a very talented and inspiring writer, she said:

“I don’t know where to begin helping her get her work read. I thought you would be the perfect person to ask. She isn’t very internet savvy, so I am helping her in that […]