Sunday, 10 December 2017

Five Things #7

More things that I liked, and you might too.

1. Michael McDowell Interview, Fangoria 1984 - Too Much Horror Fiction
Some scans of an old interview with the horror author Michael McDowell, author of many brilliant novels, including the stunningly good The Elementals. A great find.

2. Don't Get To The Point - Michael Wehunt
On his blog, another great writer called Michael takes a hatchet to the currently prevalent idea that a piece of horror/supernatural fiction must introduce the uncanny element of the story early and obviously. An idea which, like most over-simplified writing 'rules', is cobblers. But don't just take my word for it, read this piece.

3. This Is Horror Podcast - SP Miskowski
SP Miskowski is one of my favourite writers currently working, and this episode of the TIH podcast features an interview with her. Do I need to say anymore? Oh, go on then: it's the first part of three...

4. Her Hands Like Ice - KT Bryski
I know nothing about the author of this short story, or the place it's been published (Bracken). Indeed, I can't even think how I stumbled across it, but I'm glad I did. A lyrical, surprising take on grief and the trope of the returning dead. I'll be coming back for more.

5. In Conversation: Martin Carr - Clash Magazine
An interview that's interesting not just because Carr is a great songwriter, but because of its insights into creativity and its fickleness. Check out the video for the brilliant 'Damocles' while you're reading.

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