Playlist - Writing Horror

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.

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Evie Green — WE HEAR VOICES author

WE HEAR VOICES author Evie Green talks about creating her new horror / science fiction novel. We discuss her leap into horror after writing many thriller and YA books, juggling complicated thematic elements, and why readers love the 'creepy kids' trope.

Duncan Swan — MONSTRE VOLUME ONE author

MONSTRE VOL. ONE author Duncan Swan talks about launching his debut sci-fi/horror thriller via a successful Kickstarter campaign, the decision to split the long dual-narrative novel into two volumes, and writing for multimedia adaptability.

Madeleine Roux – “Salvaged” Author

Author Madeleine Roux talks about her creative process for the deep space science fiction thriller SALVAGED (Ace Books), her transformation into an outliner, and the surprising classic story her new novel is built upon.

Clay McLeod Chapman – “The Remaking” Author

Writer Clay McLeod Chapman discusses his new meta-horror thriller THE REMAKING (Quirk Books), including his creative process, and how the novel questions our relationship with story and the people who make it—and live it.

Grady Hendrix – “We Sold Our Souls” Author

Grady Hendrix, author of the dark fantasy WE SOLD OUR SOULS (Quirk Books), discusses the process and challenges of creating this story of supernatural forces, conspiracy, and heavy metal.



FICTITIOUS is a YouTube show and podcast that delves into the craft of Science Fiction & Fantasy storytelling through interviews with authors and other professional writers. Hosted & produced by Adron Buske.

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