Tag Archive: marketing

A few more miles

Well, I said I’d run into snags with the launch of Perfume Island, which was to have been released two days ago. Actually, what I’ve run into is a cul de sac. I won’t… Continue reading

W is for Writers’ Co-op

Number 23 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge. There are four of us: G.D. Deckard, Atthys Gage, Mimi Speike and myself. Actually… Continue reading

Q is for Query

Number 17 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge. This is another affliction – endless torment over that query letter. But actually it’s… Continue reading

C is for Crazy

Number 3 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge. My first attempt at writing a novel was back in the eighties. No, I… 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

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

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

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

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