(How to insert graphics into your Writing)
So, you want to know how to add a “picture” to the story?
Ok, I think I can help you.
Let’s say you wanted a graphic to go with, I don’t know, a story on dolphins. (click the hyper-link, but be sure to return shortly after… http://188.8.131.52/imgres?Dolphins)
Now that I got your attention, let me explain a little terminology. You just clicked on what computer people call, a “hyper link.” You get it by placing your mouse pointer at the very top of your computer screen, where you see something starting with the letters “http: blah, blah,blah…” By “right clicking” the mouse, you “copy” the entire line. You can then go to story you are writing, place the mouse pointer at the point of entry in the story, “right click” and click on “paste.” A blue or pink line of info should appear in your story. You can edit it and even change a word to suit your purpose, just as long as you stay within the colored area.
Now for something called “images.”
Google a term for which you want an “image” or graphic. Hit dolphins and you’ll see several story lines. Go to the upper left hand corner of the page, and look for a line of individual words, one of which will be “image.”
Click on that word and you’ll be provided lots of pictures and plenty of pages of images to choose from.
Right click on one that you like. “Copy” it. Go back to your story and “paste” or insert it into the section of your writing you’d like to see it. (I look for a halfway point.)
The graphic will appear. Go to the upper left hand corner of the graphic. Two symbols will show up. Glide your mouse pointer over it. One click will “kill” or remove the image. The other will allow you to “edit” it.
You can not enlarge it. Either keep the same size (100%), or reduce it, like I do most all the time. You can also type in a “cut line,” what we in the newspaper business call the “caption” that appears beneath pictures. There’s an art to it. Condensing a message for a picture using the present tense can be fun. Kinda like playing with a catchy headline you hope might interest readers “glancing” at your story and wondering whether to invest time in reading it.
Make sure you click your “save draft” button on your WordPress site! Preview the story, make adjustments, then strike the magical “Publish” button for the world to see . . .