Tuesday, January 31, 2012

How to Make a Clickable Image Link

 Techno-Tips for the Techno-Challenged


If you've ever wondered how to make a picture or image clickable as in making it a hyperlink, look no more. I'm going to show you how to do it in the simplest way even the most techno-challenged person can understand. I know, because I'm pretty much a techno-klutz (as you know).

First your image must be somewhere online, whether on your website, blog or a photo-site like Flikr or Photobucket. To find the web address of the image, right-click on your image and choose View Image. The image's URL will appear in the "address window."

Basic html code for an image hyperlink:

 <a href="web address you're linking to"><img src="web address of image you're linking from"></a>

1.  Copy and paste the URL/web address of the site you're linking to in the code above. Replace the first green string of words with your URL of the destination site.

Example:  <a href="http://annemarienovark.com/?p=885"

2.  Copy and paste the Image's URL/web address that you located the very first thing into the code above. Replace the second green string of words with the URL of your image.

Example:  ><img src="http://annemarienovark.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ToHisLadysRescueLg-683x1024.jpg"></a>

To control the image size, you can add parameters to the code like this:

<a href="web address you're linking to"><img alt="width"164"=" border="0" height="308"  src="web address of image you're linking from"></a>

This line of code makes the picture this size:


If you want a smaller image, you change the width and height like this:

<a href="web address you're linking to"><img alt="width"64"=" border="0" height="208"  src="web address of image you're linking from"></a>


To center the position of your image, you add this parameter:

<center><a href="web address you're linking to">img alt="width"64"=" border="0" height="208"  src="web address of image you're linking from"></a></center>


So there you have it. Several simple lines of code to help you make hyperlinks for images on your website or blog.


AM   :)

Monday, January 23, 2012


I've been busy the past couple of weeks updating/revamping my bookcovers, and I believe I'm finally caught up for now.

Time to jump back on the writing bandwagon and get some serious writing done on this Regency Novella. I would like to get it up and live by Valentine's Day, but it's going to take some doing. I already have the title and the cover is made (yay!).

Here are my writing goals for the week:

*  Write 4000 words on novella.

*  Write blurb.

*  Write techno-article for blog and newsletter.

*  Check on status of the online class I'm supposed to teach in February.

*  Maybe write a little on a short story (just to see if I can work on two projects at once).

*  Dig out project notebook on Tyler's story.

Busy week ahead!!!

Happy Writing!!!

AM   :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Regency Covers

As you can see, I'm also revamping/upgrading my Regency covers. The other ones were okay, but whenever they were on those bestseller lists, they seemed to stick out like a sore thumb.

Now, my new and improved Regency covers can stand proudly with all the rest. It's pretty difficult to find good photos for historical books. I searched through literally hundreds of pictures before I found the perfect ones.

I really like the new covers. I think they're sexier and more romantic. Don't you?

Happy Reading!!!

Anne Marie   :)

Monday, January 09, 2012


We're having a very rainy day and Monday, but I'm not letting it get me down. (cue The Carpenters). We still need lots of rain to make up for the horrible drought we've been having.

Anyway, I jumped back onto the writing wagon this morning and read and edited the rest of my Regency Novella that I want to finish before Valentine's Day. I also searched for new art work for my revamped Regency bookcovers.

Here are my writing goals for the week:

*  Write the next chapter in Portrait and get back in the writing groove.

*  Redesign book covers.

*  Reload The Viscount book with deleted links.

*  Write a techno-challenge blog post.

*  Write and write some more.

Happy Writing!!!

AM  :)

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

New Year, New Covers

I'm in the process of upgrading my covers. The ones I made were okay for my first year of publishing, but now it's time to revamp and start new. I think my nephew has done a fabulous job!!!

Readers do judge books by their covers, and an awesome cover is one of your most vital marketing tools, so it pays to make it attractive and eye-catching.

I'm very please with my first batch of new covers. I started with my Contemporary Westerns in The Diamondback Ranch Series. Readers love these books. And yes, I am going to write Tyler and Tori's stories soon.

Happy Reading!!!

AM   :)

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year!!! 2012!!!

Wow!!! 2012!!! Can you believe? If 2011 is anything to judge the publishing and writing industry by, 2012 promises to be that much and more. We're in the midst of a revolution and evolution, and change for some is hard to comprehend and hard to swallow. But for others, change is something to hitch a ride on and embrace whole-heartedly. And what a ride it's been!!!

Looking back at my 2011 goals, it seems I missed a couple, but surpassed the others:

1.  Get back into the daily writing habit.
This is something that still needs work.
2.  Tweak and publish three novels.
Actually, I tweaked and published five novels and one novella.
3.  Write and finish two novellas and publish.
I wrote one novella and four short stories.
4.  Blog more.
Still need to work on this one.

In addition, I hosted my two annual writathons (April Madness and October Obsession) and gave two workshops, plus helped several writers to self-publish their stuff. 

It's been a busy year. All together, I published twelve products ranging from short stories, novels, novellas and an anthology. So all together, I now have fifteen products for sale on many different sites.

And as incredible as it sounds, I sold over 60,000 books this past year. Considering I was hoping to reach the 100 total sales mark last December (2010), the amount of books I've sold is mind-boggling.

Here are my 2012 Writing Goals:

1.  Work on my output and daily writing pages.

2.  Finish my Regency novella and publish by February 14th.

3.  Start and finish Tyler McCade's story in my Diamondback Ranch Series and publish.

4.  Write four short stories and publish individually and in a bundle.

5.  Upgrade all my novel and novella covers.

6.  Upload all my novels and novellas on ARe.

7.  Investigate other platforms and sites on which to sell my ebooks.

8.  Blog more.  *grin*

Here's wishing everyone a safe and Happy New Year!!!

Happy Writing and Reading!!!

AM   :)