Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Is Scrivener really awesome or am I a Luddite?

Many writers now are using the “powerful content-generation tool” called Scrivener to generate their powerful content. I don’t, but hearing about it has made me feel like I’m missing out … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 10 Comments

Follow the yellow brick road to self-publishing success!

Right on the heels of my introduction of Yesterday Road to the WordPress universe comes this item, via Cory Doctorow at Boing Boing. (I love Boing Boing, btw): “Survivorship bias: … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 5 Comments

Re: Yesterday Road/A Novel

Now that I’ve gotten my feet damp in the blogging pond, I’d better start thinking about how the hell I’m going to sell multiple copies of Yesterday Road. Everything I’ve … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · 12 Comments

When we write fiction, we’re talking to people in the future

This hit me in a moment of warm clarity while I was soaking in our claw-foot tub last night. (It’s a good tub. Nice and deep. You sink in up … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

One month of What The Hell

Probably won’t be much action over the holiday weekend, so I thought I’d commemorate the first month of this blog by highlighting a few features that have been — ahem … Continue reading

May 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

Self-publishers and guerrilla marketing

I’ve already mentioned that I’m kind of queasy about the risks of self-publishing, the almost 24/7 promotion it takes to be successful (defined as you wish), the schmoozing, the social … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 18 Comments

Graham Greene is on to something

  “Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Blitzer blitzed

Can’t help it. I love this. (Salon has since put up a nice little piece about the exchange.)

May 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

For amusement purposes only

Busy busy today, but I thought I’d share a recording of a typical day with my menagerie. (Done on GarageBand with loops and sound effects taken off the ‘nets.) And … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Kurt Vonnegut makes it look easy

  Man, this guy slays me. Not only is he a complete crack-up, but he distills things to an absurd level of simplicity that renders their mystery moot. What writer … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · 4 Comments