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

What Kevin Brennan talks about when he talks about writing

Originally posted on Cinthia Ritchie:
Guess who’s visiting today? Kevin Brennan (can you tell that I’m excited?). Not only is Brennan one of my favorite writers (author of Occasional Soulmates, Yesterday Road, Parts Unknown and Our…

What is a star?

Stars don’t twinkle at night or inspire thoughts about the universe. They sit in a row of five, all identical except for one crucial difference: some are golden, full, aglow with praise; others… Continue reading

How in the Hell Can We Writers Stand Out?

Originally posted on Britt Skrabanek:
On a cold fall day in Portland recently, my two lazy ass cats were cuddled down in the laundry on the bed. It was fresh out of the…

Promotion matters: ARAD and ARGS

The symptoms, when they come on, are hard to miss: it once was a need, now it’s a craving; desperate to find a way to satisfy it, you pace the room, muttering, not knowing what to… Continue reading

New Twitter Hashtag #TuesdayBookBlog from Rosie Amber’s Book review Team #RBRT

Originally posted on BetweenTheLines:
Sharing this post from Terry Tyler and Barb’s brilliant photo! Because it’s a hashtag for book posts only and the team are hoping that authors, readers and book bloggers will benefit.…

Promotion matters: The giveaway

When I started looking into ways of promoting One Green Bottle, I signed up for Sandra Beckwith’s newsletter, having read a positive opinion of her on one of the Book Country threads. She’s… Continue reading

Who is Magali?

15 Keys to One Green Bottle: n° 2 – Magali. When it comes to choosing your main character, it’s advisable not to rush, as you’ll be spending a lot of time together.  Especially… Continue reading

One Green Bottle released!

It’s out! Took a bit longer than expected due to some cover issues. But here’s the link, if you feel tempted. And this is one occasion when giving in to temptation can only… Continue reading

A Tale of Two Villages

15 Keys to One Green Bottle. N° 1: Sentabour I remember one day, in the early 1990s, flying back from Britain to Marseille, and the pilot saying, ‘If you look out of the… Continue reading