WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

“Artificial dissemination” update

Here’s the latest on my forthcoming writer-to-reader publishing experiment: ~I’ve done a lot more tweaking of the pdf format for viewing on the Kindle (since almost everyone is a Kindler, … Continue reading

April 28, 2016 · 6 Comments

Reeee-jected!

  Maybe I’ve mentioned it before, but at my age, and with about forty years of writing and submitting my writing to agents, editors, and publications, I’ve just about had … Continue reading

April 27, 2016 · 38 Comments

Happy Birthday, What The Hell 🎂🎂🎂

Well whataya know about that? What The Hell is 3 years old today! In lieu of gifts, please send $27 to the Bernie Sanders campaign …

April 26, 2016 · 13 Comments

Thelonius restraint

Here’s a spectacular article about Thelonius Monk, the idiosyncratic bebop pianist and composer of maybe the greatest jazz original of them all, “‘Round Midnight.” What I really like about Carvell … Continue reading

April 25, 2016 · 11 Comments

Sunday readings

Don’t say I never gave you anything. Here are seven free short stories you can start reading immediately, by everyone from John Updike to Ray Bradbury (including my old fave, … Continue reading

April 24, 2016 · 11 Comments

When in tome …

Have you heard how the scamsters are abusing Kindle Unlimited? Get this: They trick you into advancing to the end of very long books, thus getting credit for hundreds, sometimes … Continue reading

April 22, 2016 · 16 Comments

E-reader poll findings

Thanks to everyone who participated in my e-reader poll last week. Non-scientific, of course, but the results confirmed what I suspected: Kindle rules. Many people have more than one device, … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · 11 Comments

2016 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Biography – William Finnegan for Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

Originally posted on Book Club Mom:
The winners have been announced and Barbarian Days:  A Surfing Life by William Finnegan has won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Biography. Photo: youtube.com…

April 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Whither the flute in rock music?” redux

I had totally forgotten about this one. Certainly not one of my favorite songs, or one of my favorite songs avec flûte. That said, I remember the time it was … Continue reading

April 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Take the e-reader poll

Didn’t get a lot of responses yesterday on this, so I’m keeping it open. Take an msec — won’t you? — and let me know what kind of e-reader you … Continue reading

April 15, 2016 · 15 Comments