WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

A cautionary tale for writers

Boy, was I happy when I got one of my new flash pieces accepted by an online literary mag! I hadn’t submitted anything new in ages, feeling like it would … Continue reading

October 8, 2020 · 6 Comments

Flash flood

I’m on a binge lately. Not on Netflix gruel. Not even competitive drinking, though who could blame someone for indulging these days? No, what I’m bingeing on is writing flash … Continue reading

August 22, 2020 · 1 Comment

Utopia means nowhere

David Mitchell has been one of my favorite literary writers for a long time now. I’ve read three of his books, starting with Cloud Atlas and ending with this one, … Continue reading

August 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Close to Perfect is about to vanish …

I’ve finally succumbed. The market is saying that 99 cents is too high a price for this entertaining and informative transcript of a podcast that never was. But because Amazon … Continue reading

August 4, 2020 · 11 Comments

Close to Perfect is FREE … for a limited time

A quick notice today to let you know that my “lost podcast” transcript, Close to Perfect: How to Write and Publish Your Novel, is free through Sunday. You save a … Continue reading

June 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

I hate when this happens …

I won’t go into specifics, but I just finished the first draft of a baseball novel a couple of months ago, and I’ve been starting to revise it this week. … Continue reading

June 12, 2020 · 21 Comments

Discover writer Mike Robbins

I’ve just posted a review of Mike Robbins’ collection of novellas called Three Seasons. Born the same year I was, but with an experience resumé out of a John LeCarré … Continue reading

May 14, 2020 · 3 Comments

Writing novels in the age of coronavirus

Maybe I mentioned that, since there’s no baseball this spring, and maybe not this whole season, I’ve been working on a baseball novel. It’s a great world to inhabit while … Continue reading

April 7, 2020 · 14 Comments

A new nonfiction project comin’ down the pike!

Coming soon, my new nonfiction project, Close to Perfect: How to Write and Publish Your Novel. Here’s the gist: Thank goodness novelist Kevin Brennan (Parts Unknown, Yesterday Road, Eternity Began … Continue reading

February 20, 2020 · 6 Comments

Writing is like busking … or can be

This article about a San Francisco busker reminds me of my long-ago days of busking in the London Underground when I was a student. This guy says he averages about … Continue reading

December 26, 2019 · 2 Comments