And the winner is…

  As promised here is Atthys Gage’s text accompanying the result of the first Book a Break Short Story Competition. I’ve modified nothing, except to add the authors’ names after the corresponding numbers.… Continue reading

The wait is almost over…

  I’ve just been away for a fortnight in Tanzania, so I haven’t been blogging of late. However, all was planned so that I’d be back in time to announce the winner of… Continue reading

Request for advice (since I can’t get Benedict)

A little while ago, I set up the page for the One Green Bottle audio book, where I posted my recordings of the first four chapters. I don’t think many people have listened to… Continue reading

The cost of doing (shady) business

Originally posted on WHAT THE HELL:
Book Launch Kickstart Boost – 50 Kindle Sales & Reviews for $250! I don’t know. Doesn’t it seem slightly … unethical … to you? To pay $250 for…

Updating the Cats

Well, I’ve finished reading all the submissions for the Book a Break Short Story competition, and I must admit I’m both very glad not to have to pick a winner myself and correspondingly… Continue reading

Pens down!

  Well, the deadline is over, folks! And many thanks to all of you who sent in an incredible 75 entries for the Book a Break Short Story competition! I had not the… Continue reading

One more week!

A few more days before the short story competition deadline. Hopefully you’re not still in the whatever zone. And it’s best to avoid the panic zone entirely. It’s OK to shed a few tears… Continue reading

Yours Curtisly

Click ====> When I first did a newsletter, it wasn’t a newsletter at all. I called it The Gazette, and each issue had two or three short stories totalling 10,000 words or more.… Continue reading

Bill and Ben, The Sandwich Men

Click on the sandwich board! Eh, Bill, how long have we been standing in that there widget on the side? Dunno, Ben, couple of months maybe? Why? Don’t you reckon it’s enough? What… Continue reading

Cheese in the Roots

Have you ever read a roman de terroir? Or even better, written one? How do you even translate that? There’s no English equivalent for terroir, which is why you come across so many… Continue reading