How to be a Writer

Nobody has ever asked me how to be a writer, which…is a pretty big hint if you stop to think about it (which I never do). So I woke up today and thought, “You know what? I’m going to tell America how to be a writer anyway – simply because.” Now, I don’t want toContinue reading “How to be a Writer”

Comedy Album – a Live Reading

Saturday night, I cajoled myself into doing a Facebook Live reading from Comedy Album, this book that I wrote. It‘s a comedy album in book form, which maybe has been done before? Even if it has, I guess it would prove my point that it’s tough to find things people haven’t done yet (Shorter: PeopleContinue reading “Comedy Album – a Live Reading”

Strange Days, Indeed

Every day, I wake up and think, “What a strange time to put out a book called Comedy Album.” But then, invariably, I come back to the realization that it’s a strange time to do ANYTHING. The fact of it is, we live in strange times, always. And to pretend otherwise is probably the mostContinue reading “Strange Days, Indeed”

Slam Poetry

I’ve only ever tried slam poetry once, and I was a true poseur. Like, way, way out of my depth. I respect the hell out of it, but it’s a gear I just don’t have. But… There is one rhyme I’m proud to say I dropped and it goes like this: “Tripping through your daze/yeah/it’sContinue reading “Slam Poetry”

I Steal From Myself

The headline pretty much says it all. When it comes to copping material from myself, I’m a repeat offender. What’s funny about it, is that I often don’t realize I’m doing it. For instance, in my newest book Comedy Album, there’s a poem towards the end called Happy Hour. What I didn’t realize until justContinue reading “I Steal From Myself”

Radio Interview – Comedy Album

One of the hard parts about being an Indie author is…there are dozens of things which make being an Indie author difficult. For one thing, you are your own publicist. There’s no one in New York or Culver City making phone calls on your behalf. So the best you can do is the best youContinue reading “Radio Interview – Comedy Album”

A Few Words on Henry Rifle

My pen name was once Henry Rifle. It was a swell handle, one that rolled off the tongue real nicely. In addition to having a catchy ring to it, it’s also a real gun. According to Wikipedia, it was ‘the basis for the iconic Winchester rifle of the American Wild West.’ So I suppose thereContinue reading “A Few Words on Henry Rifle”

A Few Last Thoughts on Comedy Album

If you know me, you know how ridiculous the title of this blog post is. Chances are, I’m barely even warmed up as far as talking about my new book – Comedy Album. But for now, let’s assume I’ll find a new angle quick enough and we’ll wrap this up real neat-like. Just know IContinue reading “A Few Last Thoughts on Comedy Album”

More Thoughts on Comedy Album

I did my first interview yesterday – promoting Comedy Album. It was interesting. That’s a muscle I haven’t flexed in quite some time. All in all, I think it was fine? Did I hit all my marks? No. Was I at least in the general vicinity of those marks? For the most part, yes. ButContinue reading “More Thoughts on Comedy Album”

Minneapolis Writer Releases Comedy Album – in Print

Minneapolis, MN – September 24, 2020 – Local writer Dan Hendrickson has released a comedy album, but not on vinyl. Instead, he’s transplanted the format to the printed page in Comedy Album, his newest collection of comedic verse. In the recent past, Hendrickson has sometimes referred to his genre as ‘cometry’ (a souped-up blend of comedyContinue reading “Minneapolis Writer Releases Comedy Album – in Print”