Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

The underground music scene

Steinert Hall from Andrew Vella on Vimeo. I found this fascinating. There’s an old concert hall 40 feet under Boylston Street in Boston. And sadly, it’ll never be refurbished and … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Where’s the game-changing technology for the way we make fiction?

Really enjoying David Byrne’s book, How Music Works — something of a compendium of his thoughts on everything from sound physics to the business of making and selling music. In … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · 10 Comments

4000 Vietnamese can’t be wrong — Vote for Yesterday Road!

Hey gang! Just a friendly reminder that The 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading contest is still in progress, and you can vote for Yesterday Road here (or via the sidebar … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · 6 Comments

Happy Birthday, What The Hell!

Is it a whole year already? My goodness, how time flies when you’re obsessively marketing your own self-published novel! I must admit, my What The Hell experience has been, shall … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · 11 Comments

John Updike nails it

This little snippet from John Updike is something of a wake-up call. It’s tempting to go on and on about the state of the literary novel in America today, about … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · 10 Comments

Meet Guest Author Susan M. Toy

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
? I have been a bookseller, an award-winning publishing sales representative, a literacy teacher, and a promoter of fellow authors…

April 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

Haiku for the hell of it

Our Children is free. One hundred downloads this week — What am I missing?

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kinda makes you think

Just started reading David Byrne’s How Music Works and landed on a quote he pulled from musician David Rothenberg: “Life is far more interesting than it needs to be, because … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Max Scratchmann is doing his part to make me famous

The eminently talented Max Scratchmann, who did the cover illustration for Yesterday Road, has added that image to his Indie Wall of Fame. There you’ll find a number of his … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · 11 Comments

Alice Hoffman sez writing novels is a cinch!

This assemblage of tips from novelist Alice Hoffman purports to show you how to write a novel. To summarize: 1) Start with an image. 2) Write lists (random words mainly). … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 12 Comments