A professional look, without a lot of professional stuff
June 15, 2010 12:59 PM Subscribe
Website filter: how to design one for a writer or other professional who doesn't have a lot to show off?
I've been working as a freelance writer for a few years, but want to take my career to the next level: a book deal, feature stories only. My clips, thus far, are nothing to brag about--I have a lot of book reviews, music articles, and shorter pieces. (I do have longer pieces I'm proud of, but they haven't been published.)
I've been studying a subject and working on a book proposal for a while, and potentially have a lot of related expertise to share. I'm considering using the website to seek examples, potential interviewees, and bolster my platform in this subject. So yes, I suppose I'll have to start a blog... but one that looks halfway professional, and overcomes my relative inexperience.
How can I show off my stuff? Any examples of non-cheesy website designs I could use? (Bonus points for being free or a Wordpress plug-in.)