Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Three chicks walkin’ ‘n singin’

These three girls from the nation of Georgia will surely make your day with their impromptu folk tune. You get a beautifully belted traditional song, gorgeous harmonies, and a nice … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · 6 Comments

Inspiration station

The other day I was tagged by Susan Nicholls in a blog hop called “Inspiring Spaces — Share What Ignites Your Creativity,” originated by Cate Russell-Cole. Since I like spying … Continue reading

September 12, 2014 · 10 Comments

Betcha can’t name this fella

If you’re the kind to obsessively pore over the manuscripts and et alia of famous writers, this whole new digitization thing has been a boon to you. Now you can … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · 5 Comments

How to pump up your hippocampus

“We don’t know what is changing in the hippocampi of taxi drivers.” From an article about what it takes to become a London cabbie. Turns out, their brains are different, … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

How much should you spend on self-publishing? How much ya got?

Yes, self-publishing is here to stay, and it offers writers a convenient and credible way to get their work out into the world. But to do it right, according to … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · 15 Comments

On refusing to murder your darlings

As I get ready to publish Occasional Soulmates (get your copy on September 23!), I’ve been thinking back on its origins. This is fascinating to me, because, frankly, when I … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 12 Comments

For the record (album, that is)

I used to follow this fantastic blog every day, till I realized it was taking up more of every day than I had to spare. Go and kill some time … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

I see duet people

What a delicious pair of tunes by this masterful pair of dudes: “I’ll See You In My Dreams” and “Imagine.” You can tell that Knopfler and Atkins are wonderfully respectful … Continue reading

September 6, 2014 · 6 Comments

You can go home again: these brothers recreate childhood scenes in pictures

And they’re hilarious. There’s more than meets the eye going on in this wonderful set of photos, in which a pair of brothers stage moments from their childhood with exact … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Last call for a sneak peek at the cover of Occasional Soulmates

By now many of you know that the darling pet monkey is the spokesanimal for my irregular newsletter. Whenever you see him (and I think it’s a him because of … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · 2 Comments