Kristen Hogrefe is a multi-published author and life-long learner. Her novel, The Revisionary, won a Selah for speculative fiction in 2018, and its sequel, The Revolutionary, was a finalist the following year. An educator and mentor at heart, she teaches English for Alpha Omega Academy, enjoys speaking at writer’s conferences and in academic settings, and served for several years as a Word Weavers president.
Kristen and her husband live in Florida, the perfect setting for their many outdoor adventures. She blogs at KristenHogrefe.com where she challenges young adults and the young at heart to think truthfully and live daringly.Connect with Kristen online:
Canva: Create Memes & More
You’ve probably seen the memes that writers share on social media—with stunning photography and personalized text. Maybe you don’t think you’re much of a designer, but the good news is that you don’t have to be! Canva has been called the “easiest to use design program” and offers both free and professional accounts. In this course, we’ll explore this online tool for designing memes, social media banners, and much more. If you want to streamline your online platform’s visuals or simply create inspiring or motivational images to share, this course is for you.
Duration: 30 minutes
Introduction to MailChimp
Newsletters provide added value to your readers and help build your personal brand. While there are several email marketing services available, MailChimp continues to rank high on the list. In this session, we’ll learn how to set up a free account, create a list (of email subscribers), automate welcome emails, design a campaign (newsletter), and more.
Duration: 35 minutes
Introduction to WordPress
As writers, we need our website to be a central hub that helps our audience find and communicate with us. WordPress.com offers a professional, inexpensive, and easy-to-use solution! This course provides an overview of WordPress.com (and clarifies the difference between it and WordPress.org), breaks down account options, tours the admin dashboard and some popular features, teaches how and where we can incorporate our blog in WordPress, and explores several options for adding images and media to dress up our site.
Duration: 40 minutes