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

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

“Kicking the squid,” or, How I learned to spend less time online

For the second time in three days, our power went off yesterday, and we’re not even perched in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. We live in beautiful downtown Cool, Cal., … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · 22 Comments

A Twitter flurry

Stay tuned for a multi-part Twitter philippic on marketing self-published books! I have a few observations after 3 years. #selfpublishing — Kevin Brennan (@kevinbrennan520) July 27, 2016 My Twitter philippic … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Self-publishing wake-up call — reprise

Every once in a while I’ve been known to reblog one of my popular posts. I just went back to look at the stats and recalled the day this 2013 post (which … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 · 6 Comments

Bye, cycle

“When in a reading cycle are you most likely to use Goodreads?” WTF? This question is in the current Goodreads “Featured Poll.” Maybe you’ve seen it. I tend to ignore … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · 16 Comments

Facebook: haplessly evil, or just hapless?

Have you heard all the fussing out there about Facebook manipulating some users’ news feeds to see if that might have an effect on emotion? BFD. Apparently, Mr. Zuckerberg thought … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · 7 Comments

A favor, por favor? Help me move some books today!

Hey all! Yesterday Road is listed with Ereader News Today now, and I hope you can take a moment or two to help me by going to their Facebook page … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · 10 Comments

Twitter’s birthday — Do you remember your first time?

Someone over at Flavorwire has commemorated Twitter’s eighth birthday the other day with a list of first tweets by twenty-five popular writers. I confess to not knowing half of them, … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · 13 Comments

Use Getty images in your blog posts free of charge!

Here’s good news, bloggies! Now you can use some Getty Images photos free of charge in your blog posts and social media blurts. Applicable images will have an embedding tool … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · 3 Comments