WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Editorial gun for hire

By the by, you writers out there, I have some editing slots open during the holiday season, so if you have a novel or short story collection that you’re aiming … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · 6 Comments

Deep dark truthful mirror

Yes, America. You are reflected in Donald Trump’s cabinet nominations. You are, when it comes down to it, a fast food nation, a coal-burning nation, an oil-swilling nation, a climate … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · 4 Comments

Dog daze

I’m taking a little informal poll here. Tell me what you think. We have a neighbor, a to-all-appearances nice lady in her mid-seventies, who leaves her dog outside 24/7. Technically … Continue reading

December 10, 2016 · 20 Comments

Let’s join the cavalcade of fake news

As a fiction writer I’m kind of intrigued by this fake news phenomenon. I’d never heard of it till recently, but now it seems like it’s been around for a … Continue reading

December 9, 2016 · 17 Comments

More new music from What The Hell

Relationships can be so fraught. The narrator in this tune can’t understand why his girlfriend is leaving him, but I think I detect in his tone a little suppressed anger. … Continue reading

December 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Strange new world

Speaking of the new world we’re living in, i.e., TrumpWorld®, I learned the other day that some liberal friends of ours are being harassed by a marauding Trumpster who must … Continue reading

December 7, 2016 · 14 Comments

The Big Bad Discovery Problem: How Is Anyone Going to Find Your Book?

Originally posted on BlaiseLucey.com:
At #FutureBook16, a conference based in London, authors, agents, publishers, and others converged to discuss the future of the book. Or, really, the future of…

December 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

Fight the power … with tweets

Just in case you think I’ve moved on from the travesty that was the 2016 presidential election, I want you to know that my ulcer is coming along very nicely. … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · 17 Comments

My name is true

You know you’re getting old when the top baby names of the year sound like they come from a Tolkien novel or some undiscovered island in the Sea of Java. … Continue reading

December 3, 2016 · 12 Comments

Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be

I stole that title from the writer Peter de Vries. Kind of nails it, eh? I was already in the throes of this unexpected nostalgia binge when I had a … Continue reading

December 2, 2016 · 8 Comments