WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Writing for writing’s sake

I think this is where I find myself at this late date: writing for writing’s sake. For decades now, I’ve been writing with the goal of publishing and attracting readers … Continue reading

September 22, 2021 · 3 Comments

Vorkov!

Yes, my bud, the excellent writer Alex Vorkov, has a new novel out, just in time for Halloween. Appropriately, it’s titled The 31st of October, and it is—I can testify—chilling. … Continue reading

September 7, 2021 · 2 Comments

Blast from my blogging past …

Have I mentioned that I was a blogger long before I started What The Hell back in 2013? No? Well, I was, and the blog was called Brother Kenya’s Paradigm—a … Continue reading

August 18, 2021 · 5 Comments

A writer’s dilemma …

I don’t want you to think that I’m only going to write about politics from now on, so here’s a writing post.  Writers face a lot of conundrums and have … Continue reading

May 31, 2021 · 6 Comments

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 · 14 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