WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Give readers a book sample straight from your blog

This is highly cool, and I’m surprised it hasn’t come to my attention till now. (I wish I could find the blog I learned it from!) You can stick a … Continue reading

June 30, 2016 · 10 Comments

Gender mender

Originally posted on Indie-Scribable:
First of all, I wanted to sing the praises of Grammar Girl (aka Mignon Fogarty), who posts well-argued answers to questions of grammar and usage. I…

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rubin-esque

It’s a real pleasure to tell you about my most recent Indie-Scribable project. I’m sure you all know and love Carrie Rubin, author of the extraordinary Eating Bull — the … Continue reading

June 28, 2016 · 12 Comments

Ghosts in the attic

Funny how, when you’re young and not quite aware yet that you want to be a novelist, your experiences get parked in a special crate in your head for easy … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · 12 Comments

Manual labor

Originally posted on Indie-Scribable:
There’s the Bible. There’s the Koran. There’s the Torah. And there’s The Chicago Manual of Style. Most editors rely on the CMS as their sole reference…

June 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Measure twice, cut once

Originally posted on Indie-Scribable:
You’ve heard it before, and it’s true: Every writer needs an editor. You can read your book only so many times before your eyes glaze over…

June 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Oh my papa

The last time I saw my dad, I knew, in the back of my heart, that it would be the last time. I said, “We’ll work through this.” He was … Continue reading

June 19, 2016 · 18 Comments

A new blog for Indie-Scribable

Announcing my new WordPress blog to publicize Indie-Scribable, my editing service for indie authors. Have a look here. If you’re a follower of What The Hell, I hope you’ll hop … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · 4 Comments

No e-grets? Or, The Way We Whir

Started reading a collection of essays by Rebecca Solnit the other day and came across one that I could really relate to. It’s about how things used to be. In … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · 20 Comments

Finally!! The wait is over … nearly

Originally posted on Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing:
It’s been one-month-and-a-day since I wrote this Guest Post on Seumas Gallacher’s blog, in which I listed the 10 ways I was dealing…

June 15, 2016 · 1 Comment