A podcast about writing.

Especially the hardest part of writing—the real part of writing—rewriting.

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Paul Witcover Talks Lost, Clocks, Writing, Style, Entertainment, Sales

Paul Witcover returns to the podcast to talk about his wonderful new novel, The Emperor of All Things (Amazon). Paul is the author of several novels, including Tumbling After, and Waking Beauty(Amazon links), and a collection of short stories. Paul and I talk clocks, writers and readers, the TV show Lost, and writing styles among many other things. And we’ll get to why that…

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Gretchen McNeil Talks Singing, Circus, Religion, Upcoming Books, Christopher Pike

Gretchen McNeil is is a former coloratura soprano and a writer. Her young adult horror novel, Possess, was about a teen exorcist. Her follow up was a young adult horror/suspense novel about ten teens trapped on a remote island with a serial killer titled Ten. Gretchen blogs with The Enchanted Inkpot and is a founding member of the vlog group the YARebels where she can…

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Douglas Lain Talks His New Novella, Bizarro Writing, Philosphy, Publishing

Douglas Lain is the author of Last Week’s Apocalypse, Fall Into Time, which are both short stories collections. Douglas returns to talk about his new novella, Wave of Mutilation (Amazon Link). Jeffrey Ford said it’s, “…a story that generates itself as it devours itself… Terrific writing, good laughs, and the flawless execution of a fictional tightrope walk between “reality” and nothing.” We talk about…

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Richard Bowes Talks What’s Forbidden, Writing, The Underwear Collector, Memory

Richard Bowes has published five novels, two collections of short fiction and fifty short stories and articles. Recent and forthcoming stories appear in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and the Digital Domains, Best Gay Stories, Beastly Bride, and many more. He had been short-listed for many awards and won the World Fantasy Award for his story “Streetcar Dreams”. Do check out…

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Eugene Myers Talks His YA Novel Fair Coin, Fantasy and SciFi, Parallel Universes, Spoilers.

Eugene has published science fiction and fantasy short stories in a number of magazines and anthologies such as Sybil’s Garage, and Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. Fair Coin (Amazon) is his first novel. In Fair Coin, Myers builds a terrifying and magical universe full of diverse and interesting characters, with a teenage heart beating squarely at its center. – Matthew Kressel, editor and publisher of Sybil’s Garage…

Paul Tremblay

Paul Tremblay Talks Donkeys, The Subconscious, Fear, and Dystopia

Paul Tremblay is the author of the novels The Little Sleep,No Sleep Till Wonderland, and his latest is Swallowing a Donkey’s Eye. His two short story collections are Compositions for the Young and Old and In the Mean Time. Paul has published two novellas, and his essays and short fiction have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Five Chapters.com, and Best American Fantasy 3. He…

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Book Reviewer Paul Goat Allen Talks 2011′s Best Apocalyptic Fiction and Pajama Jeans

Paul Goat Allen has been a full-time book reviewer specializing in genre fiction for almost the last two decades. He has written more than 6,000 reviews for companies like Publishers Weekly, The Chicago Tribune, Kirkus Reviews, and BarnesandNoble.com. In my opinion, 2011 has been the high-water mark thus far in this new Golden Age of apocalyptic fiction. – Paul Goat Allen Paul returns to…

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Michael Dempsey Talks Death, Noir, The Future, Writing for TV, and Jerry Seinfeld’s Porsche

Michael Dempsey’s first novel, Necropolis (Amazon), is not his first foray into writing. Not by a long shot. He’s a veteran of Hollywood most notably CBS’s Cybillstarring Cybill Shepherd and has sold and optioned screenplays and television scripts. So why stop writing for movies and TV to create a genre-busting mix of scifi and crime? Michael and I talk about that, the business…

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Lauren Beukes Talks Zoo City, Research, Slumlands of Johannesburg, Face Recognition

Lauren Beukes is the author of Zoo City, (Amazon) an alternate world thriller about crime, magic, the music industry, refugees and redemption set in a re-imagined Johannesburg. It won the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award, and has been short listed for numerous other awards. Lauren and I talk about her book, writing, animals, journalism, face recognition, a harrowing experience at a…