WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

New rules

Artist Richard Diebenkorn had some rules about the way he should approach his work. I can’t remember where I got these, but I was inspired enough to copy and paste … Continue reading

May 10, 2021 · 13 Comments

Award seizin’

I just had to share the good news. As proud papa of an online literary journal.  A story from The Disappointed Housewife was chosen to appear in the 2021 Best … Continue reading

April 26, 2021 · 4 Comments

My 2020 journal is coming next week, and Close to Perfect is free for download here

Next week I’ll be releasing Infamy—A Journal of Our Darkest Year 2020. I put the lid on it Thursday, after the inauguration, trying to end the damn thing on a … Continue reading

January 22, 2021 · 5 Comments

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