WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Too many thank yous …

I’m usually in a cranky mood when I’m querying agents, and when that coincides with the collapse of our civilization, like these days, you can imagine the mood I’m in … Continue reading

November 18, 2020 · 6 Comments

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

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 · 14 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

The holdable EBT: it’s paperback launch day!

Hey, it’s official. You can now buy Eternity Began Tomorrow, my speculative climate-change alternative history political thriller, in paperback. And get this: I got soft and wound up pricing it … Continue reading

June 2, 2020 · 1 Comment

Passive marketing, wave of the future

Let’s talk about something besides the coronavirus. Let’s talk about books. A couple of things are bugging me about books lately. Particularly the marketing of books. During the lockdown, I’ve … Continue reading

April 21, 2020 · 10 Comments

There’s something for every writer in this little volume

Of course he says that, you might say. He’s trying to sell some books. But it’s actually true. My two writer pals and I get deep into the weeds on … Continue reading

March 10, 2020 · 3 Comments

Live on KDP: Close to Perfect–How to Write and Publish Your Novel

[Note: I’ve since taken Close to Perfect out of circulation, but stay tuned for news on how to get a copy of your own via What The Hell.] Well whataya … Continue reading

March 3, 2020 · 4 Comments