WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Laying the groundwork

RE: Last week’s post about a possible new literary journal called The Disappointed Housewife, I’ve been doing some early foundational work on it to see if it might be able … Continue reading

November 21, 2017 · 21 Comments

Another outlet for brain droppings?

The other night I dreamed that I founded a new literary magazine. To be honest, someone else in the dream was the true founder, but she asked me to give … Continue reading

November 14, 2017 · 19 Comments

Bean there, done that

I keep seeing tweets like the one above from writers, celebrating coffee. They drive me nuts. It’s like all you have to do is get some caffeine in you and … Continue reading

October 24, 2017 · 22 Comments

Tools for fools

I just heard of this new writing app called BlankPage. It helps you write. Awesome! I’m not sure why they don’t like to put a space between Blank and Page. … Continue reading

October 20, 2017 · 8 Comments

Subconscious mine

The subconscious mind of a writer … what a piece of work. I was minding my own business last night – sleeping – when I found myself leaning against a … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · 4 Comments

“Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt”

Hey, Kurt Vonnegut fans. Did you hear? Someone was digging around in old files and stumbled across five unpublished short stories by Mr. V. They seem to date from the … Continue reading

September 12, 2017 · 7 Comments

Songs and stories: a different process?

Writing songs vs writing fiction. Compare and contrast. I have to think that different parts of the brain are involved in the two processes. Usually, I’ll start a piece of … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · 12 Comments