WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Word pictures — literally

Care to brush up on your grammar chops? Here’s a tool that will diagram your sentences for you, possibly revealing that you (like most of us) don’t really know all … Continue reading

May 27, 2016 · 5 Comments

Join Stephen King: sign a petition against Trump

Are you a writer? Are you agitated over the surreal candidacy of Donald J. Trump (and the way your fellow Americans seem not to care what he says/does)? Then join … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · 11 Comments

A guest post by William Pearse (pinklightsabre)

I’m happy to offer a guest post today by pinklightsabre — otherwise known as William Pearse. If you’re not reading Pinklightsabre’s Blog regularly, you’re missing out on some of the … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · 17 Comments

Quest love

If you’re like me, you think life isn’t fair for lots of reasons but perhaps mostly because there was only one season of Jonny Quest. A man named Roger D. … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · 10 Comments

Tools of the tirade

This piece in the Paris Review reminds me that I was a pretty early adopter of the personal word processor. Yes, in the 1980s … I remember how annoying it … Continue reading

May 17, 2016 · 14 Comments

A Tail (ahem!) Tale of 5 Self-Published Books …

Originally posted on Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing:
Recently I read 5 self-published eBooks—all good books in their own way—but 4 of these suffered from “problems” that in my estimation could…

May 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Unclaimed band names: #588

Banana Juice

May 13, 2016 · 6 Comments

On reading “S.” — Be careful what you wish for!

  Maybe you recall that in my essay, “Gatecrash,” earlier this year, I hoped aloud that writers might come up with new ways to approach the novel, using other media, … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · 13 Comments

Where there’s smoke …

So I couldn’t resist. I grabbed a Kindle Fire this weekend for the low low price of $39.99. (Sorry, it’s already back up to $49.99 today!) For one thing, I … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · 11 Comments

What’s in a name?

Actually, quite a bit. And that’s why I always put a lot of thought into the names of my characters. If you create a hero named Toby Hitler, you might have … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · 16 Comments