WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Khachaturian? Gesundheit!

I was going to put up something bluesy, as usual for a Saturday, but I ran into this yesterday and it warmed my cockles. It will make you happy. In … Continue reading

August 31, 2013 · 3 Comments

Book recommendations for the lazy among us

  Let’s say you just finished reading a book. You enjoyed it. You’re interested in reading another book kind of like it, or maybe at least in the same pigeonhole. … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

Well, are you?

Thought I’d share a few things over the weekend as they come up. This is one you might want to pin to the wall over your desk. (Via HighExistence.)

August 30, 2013 · 7 Comments

Let’s review

Click me! NO TAKERS YET?! Folks, we don’t have Jerry’s Kids anymore (do we?), so here’s a great substitute! If you need a quick and fun read over the holiday … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

Literary agents = dinosaurs?

Someone asked me the other day who my agent is. For a minute I was befuddled, then remembered — smack! — I don’t have one anymore. Because I don’t need … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · 14 Comments

People are talking: why Miley Cyrus matters

(The Latest: Morgan Freeman reads the OED definition of “twerking”.) Writers, if they want to stay sane, have to realize that they are swimming in the same ocean Miley Cyrus … Continue reading

August 28, 2013 · 12 Comments

Memory believes before knowing remembers

In 1977, at just about this time in August, I hopped on a plane to London. (Elvis had just died.) It was going to be the fabled Junior Year Abroad, … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · 2 Comments