WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Speed reading: how to absorb the classics without breaking a sweat

We all love to read. We’re also, every last one of us, crunched for time. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get to all those classics you’ve been meaning … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · 13 Comments

Twitter’s birthday — Do you remember your first time?

Someone over at Flavorwire has commemorated Twitter’s eighth birthday the other day with a list of first tweets by twenty-five popular writers. I confess to not knowing half of them, … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · 13 Comments

It’s a small world

Believe it or not, I am one degree of separation from this guy. That’s right. Matthew Moy, of “2 Broke Girls.” Now that I have your attention. The really wild … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 5 Comments

Howlin’ Wolf has a favor to ask

Shake for him, won’t you? Again, I’m struck by what they were putting on TV back then. Seriously, if we have some Howlin’ Wolfs out there today, they ought to … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · 3 Comments

Haiku for the hell of it

March 21, 2014 · 6 Comments

Talkin’ the talk

Hey kids, I just discovered something terrific! It’s a function on my Mac that allows me to dictate text instead of typing it with my decrepit fingers. Now instead of … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · 10 Comments

Happy day…we dodged a bullet!

Seems Earth was nearly fritzed by a massive solar eruption in July 2012. It would have wreaked havoc. All electrical and communication systems would have been disabled. There’d have been … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · 7 Comments

Lookie here! What The Hell has had 10,000 views!

I wouldn’t have imagined when I began this thing that I’d hit the 10K mark inside a year, with just about a month to spare too. But thanks to all … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · 13 Comments

Bummer

For whatever uncanny reasons, the organizers of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award have seen fit not to move Yesterday Road past the first hurdle. My pitch was not a strike. … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · 12 Comments

Empty pages: would you still write if there were no future readers?

I’m reading a fascinating book now — Death & the Afterlife — a series of lectures by philosopher Samuel Scheffler that examines an interesting proposition: “The future existence of people … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · 20 Comments