WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Last boat leaving: When your novel-writing mojo has sailed into the sunset

As this year chugs steadily toward its terminus, I’m just now realizing that it’s probably the first year in a good many that I haven’t written, or made a lot … Continue reading

November 28, 2022 · 10 Comments

Secrets in the leaves

I stumbled upon a copy of a magazine where one of my short stories was published back in 2002, so twenty long years ago. Back then it was called River … Continue reading

November 16, 2022 · 4 Comments

Don’t throw out your old manuscripts!

I’m doing it again. Querying a novel. A few months ago I queried one that I wrote last year while the pandemic was still raging and even included a pandemic … Continue reading

October 17, 2022 · 15 Comments

New poetry by the reluctant poet

I wanted to share a couple of recent publications with you, poems appearing in Scapegoat Review and the interestingly named talking about strawberries all of the time. One poem in … Continue reading

October 10, 2022 · 3 Comments

What’s up with THAT?

America has a pronoun problem. I’m not going where you think with this. No, I’m not about to touch gender in this space, though it is a touchy subject. It’s … Continue reading

September 9, 2022 · 6 Comments

Follow your bliss, basically …

For whatever reason, I sat down and wrote a post called “Advice For Young Writers,” but almost as soon as I finished it I realized I’m not one to be … Continue reading

August 26, 2022 · 3 Comments

Stoned on Stone

I’ve just finished a literary biography that has forced me to rethink yet another idol of mine. This time it’s Child of Light: A Biography of Robert Stone by Madison … Continue reading

July 29, 2022 · 4 Comments

End notes …

I might very well be finished writing novels. That’s not an easy thing for me to write. It’s like saying my heart has stopped beating or I don’t like music … Continue reading

July 18, 2022 · 38 Comments

This month’s freebie: Occasional Soulmates

My 2014 novel, Occasional Soulmates (has it been that long already?!) is free all week, hungry readers.  Zoom over and download your copy of the Kindle edition while supplies last. … Continue reading

July 11, 2022 · Leave a comment

Pale fates

You might have seen that James Patterson, famous white male author, caught some flak recently for saying in an interview that white men aren’t getting a fair shake in publishing … Continue reading

June 21, 2022 · 8 Comments