Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

I just made a page for Occasional Soulmates

Getcher Occasional Soulmates here. Starting September 23, that is…

August 31, 2014 · 7 Comments

This young fella has the blues… and he sells a song like Robert Johnson

He’s blind and plays the guitar in a most unorthodox way, but he totally rocks. One for the What The Hell Hall of Fame, I’d say.

August 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Sometimes I write humorous verse…

Philosopher Gasbags Scholars often cite that old Greek, Aristotle. But do they know his penchant for the bottle? Some will blather on about Herr Hegel, But he was never seen … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 9 Comments

Dylan Hearn’s Pay It Forward for self-published authors …

Originally posted on Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing:
This morning, I received an update from Dylan Hearn’s blog, Suffolk Scribblings. In Pay It Forward – an update, Dylan has followed through…

August 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hmmm… How to categorize women’s fiction on Amazon for maximum punch?

It’s getting near that time for Occasional Soulmates… You know, all you indie publishers: the moment when you select the all-important subject categories for your soon-to-be-born masterpiece. Pick wrong, and … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · 16 Comments

Counting down to Occasional Soulmates

A wee reminder: Occasional Soulmates is out in less than a month. I’m putting the finishing touches on the upload files (thanks to some eagle-eyed advance readers!), and Max Scratchmann’s … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 21 Comments

Today I think I’ll use… Paraprosdokian

It’s fun to use obscure literary and rhetorical terms that nobody knows for techniques that we use all the time. All paraprosdokian is, it turns out, it ending a phrase … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

“I got blisters on my vocal cords!”

Since I’m still buzzing from my evening with Sir Paul, it seems meet to give him one more moment on the What The Hell stage. This is the isolated vocal … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Salon’s Laura Miller isn’t so fond of self-publishers

Gosh, the whole thing with Amazon v. Hachette is getting tiresome, isn’t it? Now Salon’s Laura Miller has weighed in with an anti-Amazon philippic, which is to be expected, I … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · 12 Comments

Paying to play

Here’s an interesting thought… What if, Kickstarter? Let me back up a sec and recap the message of a wise indie author by the name of Linda Gillard, who advises … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · 9 Comments