Channillo So Far

As is well known, Dickens’s novels first appeared in weekly or monthly instalments, a practice largely abandoned today but which, according to Hillary Kelly of the Washington Post, could usefully be revived. One attempt… Continue reading

A Word from the Judge

  As promised in my last post, below is a short text by Atthys Gage, who will be judging the Book a Break Short Story Competition (deadline 15th February). The short story form,… Continue reading

Introducing Atthys

There were a number of people I could have asked. Well, theoretically, I could have asked anyone, but would Kate Atkinson have accepted to judge the Book a Break Short Story Competition, even… Continue reading

Promotion Matters: The Target Audience

1. Rob Kassel stared down at the body of his friend, already certain that the son of a bitch that killed him was going to pay. The only problem was finding out who that… Continue reading

The Book a Break Short Story Competition

Fancy a holiday in Provence? Submit a short story (maximum 2000 words) and you could win a four-night stay for two people in Aix en Provence next summer! Bed and breakfast, en suite… Continue reading

MAILING LISTS: Why Authors Need Them, How To Build One (It’s Pretty Simple!)

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Your humble host. We all know there are dozens of things we’re supposed to be doing as authors in addition to writing. We talk about it…

The Father Of Us All

15 keys to One Green Bottle: n° 4 – Cézanne When Magali arrived in Sentabour, one of the first things she did was join the Hikers’ Association. There were three advantages to this: you… Continue reading

NaNoWriMoNo

I get it, I totally do. 50,000 words in a month. The motivation that comes from daily targets, mutual support, and watching the word count grow. And it works, I know – there’s… Continue reading

4 VITAL Things To Know As An Indie Author (The Emotional Rollercoaster, part 2)

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You ROCK! ? If you wrote a book and published it, congratulations! You’re a small business owner, and entrepreneur. A budding capitalist. ? You write your…

What makes a character?

15 keys to One Green Bottle: n° 3 – Charlotte She was polishing the piano a couple of days later when the doorbell rang again and a woman was there on the steps… Continue reading