A while back, I recorded a radio interview alongside Natalee Caple, author of the excellent The Semiconducting Dictionary (Our Strindberg). Caple and both wrote our theatre-themed poetry books at the same time, and as we are friends we were trading manuscripts and so on at the time also. Paul Kennett is the interviewer, and the podcast is available here.
or, What Can Writers Learn from Leatherface? Want some sonnets about Leatherface from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre? TRICK QUESTION! BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Below, you’ll find the text for my talk on horror and writing, what we writers can learn from Leatherface of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre fame about being an artist. You can also […]
I have been a fan of S. M. Beiko’s webcomic Krampus Is My Boyfriend since page one, and generally impressed with Beiko since I started paying attention to her work. As she finished work on the first 48-page print collection of the online story, I interviewed Beiko about how to get your start in webcomics, and comics […]
One of the most common problems a writer faces — in fact, one of the most common problems most people face — is the question of how to focus. I’ve devised one simple, elegant answer: the Focus Form. Listen to the podcast below or scroll further down for the article version. I have a new […]
Welcome to the second part of my 2015 interview with Tony Burgess, horror writer and screenwriter. The first part is available here. Some time ago, I was teaching my favourite zombie novel, Pontypool Changes Everything by Tony Burgess, so I decided to scour the library database for essays on Burgess or the book. I located […]
Part one of a two-part interview conducted in 2015 with horror writer and screenwriter Tony Burgess. When it’s published, part two will be available here. Tony Burgess is best-known for the novel Pontypool Changes Everything and the horror film Pontypool, which he also wrote. These two interviews formed the basis for an interview with Tony […]
I talked to Mitchell Levy, who runs a company focused on creating books to help various businesspeople create credibility as “thought leaders”/experts in their field. Although an unusual interview for me, when Mitchell’s people approached me it occurred to me that he might have some interesting things to say about the divide between how other […]