WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Freddie King standing on a colorful box

All I can say is, Appropriate use of exclamation points. (Things really were more vivid back then.)

May 10, 2014 · 10 Comments

Be sure to vote before you leave!

Click here or on the Indie Author Land box in the sidebar to help Yesterday Road win the literary category in The 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading (2013/14) contest!

May 9, 2014 · 8 Comments

(M)ad men

One thing I’ve become more acutely aware of since changing the design of What The Hell is the ubiquitous ad that WordPress hangs at the bottom of posts. “Occasionally, some … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · 18 Comments

Felt like time for a change…

So whataya think? Is it nicer to have a number of posts visible without having to scroll down? Does it really matter? Who do I think I am anyway? Why … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · 19 Comments

For what it’s worth… Laura Miller “close reads” Jennifer Weiner

You know where I stand on Weiner’s kvetching. Well, read this and see if a popular critic thinks JW should be in the American Lit Hall of Fame. The last … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · 9 Comments

Get your SEO-face on

Originally posted on Drinking Tips for Teens:
These hep cat kids know where it’s at word dog swag diddy yo LOL whaddup. #SEO #No1 #keywords What is every North American’s…

May 8, 2014 · 3 Comments

Self destructive

#485197929 / gettyimages.com Novelist Will Self makes a persuasive case that the literary novel is dead. Considering his own teenage son as a canary in the coal mine, he launches … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · 8 Comments

Ruff ruff riffs

If you missed it on Boing Boing today, enjoy yourself a little bluegrass played by talented but slightly apathetic dawgs.

May 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Junot Díaz vents about MFA programs: turns out they’re very blanca

Just finished this piece by Junot Díaz in the New Yorker, re how lousy MFA workshops are for people of color (POC). This is a whole new reason to question … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · 9 Comments

Arrrggghhh! This sentence is blowing my flippin’ mind!

“Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.” Supposedly it’s a grammatically correct, complete sentence. Only if you’re clinically insane!

May 3, 2014 · 8 Comments