Latest Author Interviews & Episodes

Josh Malerman, GOBLIN author — Fictitious podcast interview

Josh Malerman — GOBLIN author

Josh Malerman (author of BIRD BOX) talks about his book GOBLIN, a dark fantasy novel comprised of 6 individual but connected novellas. We discuss his prolific writing process, finding the rhythm for a story, exploring themes of obsession, and making a city the main character of his novel.

Marissa Levien, author of THE WORLD GIVES WAY — Fictitious writer interview

Marissa Levien — THE WORLD GIVES WAY author

Marissa Levien, author of THE WORLD GIVES WAY, talks about her dystopian apocalypse story set on an interstellar generation ship. We discuss the cat-and-mouse chase plot, exploring character's perception of their 'world', and how to use different POVs to set tone and audience expectation.

Marina Lostetter, THE HELM OF MIDNIGHT author - Fictitious writer interview

Marina Lostetter — THE HELM OF MIDNIGHT author

THE HELM OF MIDNIGHT author Marina Lostetter discusses her mystery-infused dark fantasy novel. We dig deep into her elaborate world-building and object-based magic system, how she discovered the story's themes, and her messy, start-at-the-end plotting methodology.

C. Robert Cargill, author of DAY ZERO — Fictitious podcast interview

C. Robert Cargill — DAY ZERO author

DAY ZERO author C. Robert Cargill discusses his exciting & thought-provoking sci-fi adventure. We talk about subverting tropes, writing robot POVs, tackling existential themes in fast-paced fiction, and the influence of screenwriting & film critique on his novels.

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Fictitious — YouTube Show & Podcast

The Storytelling Craft of Science Fiction & Fantasy

FICTITIOUS is a YouTube video program and audio-only podcast that delves into the craft of Science Fiction & Fantasy storytelling through interviews with authors and other professional writers. These conversations examine the writing process, techniques, and work habits of passionate creators and explore their latest, and most popular, works.

Fictitious is hosted and produced by Adron Buske.

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