WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

A writer’s dilemma …

I don’t want you to think that I’m only going to write about politics from now on, so here’s a writing post.  Writers face a lot of conundrums and have … Continue reading

May 31, 2021 · 6 Comments

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

If I could talk to my characters

Recently in another blog I like to frequent, the writer described an incident in which a character she has created impelled her to do something risky. He spoke to her, … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · 10 Comments

What would Freud make of the literary agent in your dreams?

I had one of those writerly dreams last night. You know the kind, where something big happens for you, writing-wise, like your galleys arrive from the publisher or you’re being … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The practice of practice

You’ve heard the theory that it takes at least ten thousand hours of practicing something before you achieve mastery at it. Malcolm Gladwell popularized the idea in his book, Outliers. … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Who Am I Kidding?”

That question is in your mind a lot if you consider yourself a writer. And every writer or aspiring writer should find a way to read John McPhee’s piece, “Draft. … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · 3 Comments