WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Original song Saturday — Om sweet om edition

As always, I’m no singer, but the song has words so I sung ‘em. Baby wants to get me into yoga. Well, you can dress me to the nines, You … Continue reading

January 18, 2014 · 6 Comments

When “respected” authors get bad reviews

I wish this Francine Prose review of Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch in the New York Review of Books were unlocked. She essentially tears Tartt a new one for… bad writing. … Continue reading

January 17, 2014 · 31 Comments

Haiku for the hell of it

January 16, 2014 · 3 Comments

I’m in the wrong genre — check that, we’re all in the wrong genre!

  (Via Boing Boing)

January 16, 2014 · 24 Comments

Using structural formulas to write novels: no thanks

A couple of years ago I was talking to a fiction writer who told me she was having trouble in her WIP with the first culmination. “Sure,” she said, “the … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · 11 Comments

Android authors right around the corner? Affirmative!

When you read this linked article, as you should, you might wonder if Dystopia is imminent after all. I’ve written before about services like Oyster Books, which offer readers Netflix-like … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 11 Comments

Nod to the Men (writers)

Originally posted on Of Words and Writing:
After going through the classics all up through high school, I could not find a single male author I liked. I do keep…

January 13, 2014 · 4 Comments

Price change coming for Yesterday Road — Strategery!

This might seem counterintuitive, but then again I’ve always been an idol-smasher and contrarian. If everybody else is doing something, it can’t be right. So I’m raising the price of … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · 9 Comments

Gettin’ mad at Smashwords and Sony Reader Store 😡

Yesterday Road has been out since late October, but it still hasn’t appeared in Sony’s catalogue. I’ve contacted Smashwords five or six times now, and they have been unable to … Continue reading

January 12, 2014 · 9 Comments

Ewan MacColl and I — Saturday nights at the Bull and Mouth

[Damn, they took the video away!] This is an almost hour-long BBC feature about one of my heroes, singer and union activist Ewan MacColl. I’m posting it really just to … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · 3 Comments