Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Breaking cover (cont’d)

As long as we’re talking covers, I’m just wrapping up the final cover for Yesterday Road with illustrator Max Scratchmann. What a great experience it’s been from start to finish. … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Breaking cover: my soon-to-be-released ebook

This is the cover I’ve designed for my little collection of stories coming out soon. I didn’t want to drop a lot of coin on an artist’s services for this … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · 14 Comments

The miracle that is Google Street View: Wedding Edition

My wife has been out of town this weekend, at the wedding of the son of a dear friend of hers. Strange to be alone in the house for three … Continue reading

July 28, 2013 · 11 Comments

Son House is a very very very fine House

I mean, wow. This clip is exceptional across the board, for the performance itself, for its value as an archival record, for the close-ups of the guitar playing (guitarists will … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

We need to talk about Kevin’s book

The real question is: How do you make people pay for something they have been taught is now free? That’s writer/blogger Blaise Lucey thinking out loud vis-à-vis what has happened … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · 10 Comments

The constant Gardner

If you have 20 minutes to listen to this interview with John Gardner from 1981, you won’t be disappointed. Gardner was one of those novelists who influenced me hugely when … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 4 Comments

Livin’ is easy

This piece by Shane Nickerson caught my eye this morning (h/t Boing Boing), a sort of mid-life review of lessons learned. Nickerson is 42. Believe me, he’ll learn even more … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

100 Posts

This is a self-reflexive post about my 100th post here at What The Hell. It deals with the fact that I’ve now posted here 100 times. There is no other … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Buzz kill: social media smoke and mirrors

Francis Guenette, of Disappearing In Plain Sight, makes an excellent point in a post about blogging and social media: “1000+ Followers. Cause for Celebration? Maybe not.” Those of us busting … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · 16 Comments

Ulterior (loco)motives

My father was such a sentimental sap. We always begged for a train set for Christmas, and he finally delivered one, one year: a War Train. Oh, how seasonally inappropriate … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment