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

Now where shall I kill?

15 keys to One Green Bottle. N° 5: The killer’s criteria. The only thing the victims appeared to have in common was that they lived in remote areas. She hadn’t visited Wallenheim, where… Continue reading

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!)

Originally posted on Dan Alatorre – AUTHOR:
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

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