Category Archives: fiction

Nothing more horrible than a nice cup of tea, don’t you think?

Of all the stupid things people say, one of the most stupid is ‘Would you like a nice cup of tea?’ I mean, what is the word nice doing in that sentence? It’s the sort of thing daft old grannies … Continue reading

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Who’s got the writer’s money? Amazon’s got the writer’s money.

(Since this article was written, Amazon has changed the way it makes payments of royalties. The new system is a vast improvement on the one described below. However, the discrepancy in the way royalties are calculated by region — see below … Continue reading

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New approaches in advertising: call the customer a bastard

I’m trying this more direct and intuitive approach to marketing and advertising. What do you think?

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The great literary sock puppet interview

Author of Weed, King of the Undies World, and The Undperpants Tree, Chris Page isn’t an award winning novelist. He hasn’t won the Booker or the Nobel prize for literature or anything else. The sock puppet interviewed him to find … Continue reading

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Going completely plotty

Plotting for the next story. Thousands of words of notes on the computer. Putting important plot points on scraps of paper and arranging them by hand to get the story arc right. What I have here represents about two-thirds of … Continue reading

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Not a burning question, a merely lukewarm query

A question to the many millions of people who know a lot more about Facebook and promoting stuff online than I do. Conventional wisdom has it that as a person who writes and tries to flog books, I ought to … Continue reading

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Literary stars

From time to time people say nice things online about my stories. No, really! Here are some examples. Chris, Thank-you for making my days funnier and reminding me that laughter really is the best medicine. Loved the book! – Anna … Continue reading

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You can’t keep a good pair of undies down

Here’s the latest tweet-vert for King of the Undies World and The Underpants Tree. What do you think?

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More Amazon — not out of stock, four smokin’ books

Amazon Japan has flagged my books as ‘temporarily out of stock’. This is very unhelpful and very misleading. This applies to Weed, King of the Undies World, The Underpants Tree and Un-Tall Tales. All the books are in fact very … Continue reading

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Whoever control underpants, controls the world — The Underpants Tree is out

The Underpants Tree is the second installment of the Underpants of Fire trilogy, sequel to King of the Undies World, and it’s out now in paperback from Amazon and in Kindle. Actually, it was out yesterday, but in a moment … Continue reading

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