Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

My favorite time O’Day (Anita, that is)

If you haven’t seen this performance before, do yourself a favor and devote four and a half minutes to watch it. It’s one of the classic jazz vocals, and the … Continue reading

September 14, 2013 · 5 Comments

Comma gain?

(Click image to enlarge) This has been around for a while, I’m sure, but I just landed on it today. Kinda makes you think…

September 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hot tips

(Via Boing Boing.) Following up on my post about video games as the new literature, I think this video has profound implications. The adorable young lady here is reviewing the … Continue reading

September 13, 2013 · 16 Comments

If I could talk to my characters

Recently in another blog I like to frequent, the writer described an incident in which a character she has created impelled her to do something risky. He spoke to her, … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · 10 Comments

Once upon a time…

Sure, we had our problems back in the olden days. We had Jim Crow and segregation and the Cold War and McCarthy and nukes up the ying yang. And Nixon. … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · 5 Comments

Punctuation marks you didn’t know you needed…but you do

College Humor has designed us eight new punctuation marks that will only enhance our reading and writing experience. You didn’t know you needed them, but, along with the andorpersand (above), … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

Re the following:

What’s another number, man? It’s nothing that I’d rather Give a lot of extra thought, Since all it really means, I guess, Is that 400 eyeballs out there Read my … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 3 Comments

One Simple, Affordable Tool for Marketing Your Self-Published Book: The Bookmark

Here’s an easy, low-cost tool to help you promote your self-published book all year round, wherever you go: the promotional bookmark. It may seem like an old-fashioned approach, but there’s…

September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bored no more

I was deep into my final editing of Yesterday Road over the weekend when something pretty amazing occurred to me: I’m never going to experience boredom again. I’ve probably had … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Becoming a Gatekeeper–and eBook News!

Originally posted on Laura Stanfill:
My essay on becoming a small press publisher has just been published by Souvenir, a new online literary magazine. Read “Becoming a Gatekeeper.” It’s my…

September 9, 2013 · 5 Comments