Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
You know the type. He can see what you’re doing wrong and has all the answers.
Like this song’s narrator says: “If you’re acting like a monkey/You must be a trouble junkie!”
He’s right about one thing though. “Three square meals and eight hours sleep/And you’ll be doin’ all right.”
I’m not too proud to take sensible advice, no matter where it comes from. It’s true: Good livin’ is easy/Good livin’ is dope!
Also, stay tuned for the release next week of Close to Perfect: How to Write and Publish Your Novel. Once again, here’s the pitch:
Thank goodness novelist Kevin Brennan (Parts Unknown, Yesterday Road, Eternity Began Tomorrow) was able to make a transcript of this 2019 literary podcast before it was lost to his slapdash backup routine. Otherwise we wouldn’t have such an informative and wide-ranging conversation among three writer/editors who sat down one day to talk turkey about writing and publishing fiction in the new century.
Along with Karen Choi and Dan DeLonge (pseudonyms), Brennan gets into the nitty gritty of novel writing—everything from where ideas come from to the agony of marketing. The three engage in a frank but always entertaining chat, guiding both experienced and new fiction writers through the process of bringing a product of the imagination to life and delivering it to the public.
Writers are creating and publishing more novels than ever before, but whether they go through the traditional system of agents, editors, and the Big 5 publishers or opt for the DIY world of indie, this little book can help them through the labyrinth.
As an aspiring writer, you don’t have to go it alone in the 21st century. Eavesdrop on Karen Choi, Dan DeLonge, and Kevin Brennan as they dive into everything you need to know to make your novel Close to Perfect.