Every project gets the same foundation
When designing your website, first I build a solid foundation, hitting all the basics: Home, About, Contact, Blog, and build them to perform their function in a simple, yet captivating fashion.
I add the extra pieces specific to your needs. Aside from the basics, authors need: Book pages, Award pages, Review pages, Media Kits, Event pages, and more.
I discover what is unique–what to emphasize. Is there a theme? Is there one element that stands out? Is there a special audience that could be tapped? And I build that into the project.