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.
Tag - Dark Fantasy
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.
THE BONE MAKER author Sarah Beth Durst talks about her dark (but hopeful) fantasy novel. We discuss this standalone story's exploration of second chances, the hero's relationship with the idea of being a hero, and how relationships evolve under the weight of time, duty, and trauma.
A SONG WITH TEETH author T. Frohock discusses writing her long-running Los Nefilim dark fantasy series, which features 3 novellas and 3 full-length novels. We talk about the intricate world-building for the action-packed saga that sees angels and daimons as 1930s gangsters.
BALLISTIC KISS is the 11th book in Richard Kadrey's SANDMAN SLIM urban fantasy series. We discuss the books' mythological influences, creating arcs across a large series, and how he finds new things to explore with a long-running character.
Down, down... always further into the earth, farther from the light. Whether in subterranean caves, sunken citadels, or drowned cities under the waves, this soundscape follows your characters where only the brave descend — into The Deep...
This pulsing, gritty soundscape sets the tone for your (anti-) heroes to ready their blades — for dark deeds, for wrath and ruin.
They say the hero is only as good as their villain. Use this collection of menacing, swaggering, vicious music to make your bad guy as bold, nasty — and immensely entertaining — as possible.
THE MONSTER OF ELENDHAVEN (Tor.com) author Jennifer Giesbrecht discusses her writing process for the dark fantasy novella, the story impact of her historical studies and fan-fic background, and writing torrid, angry romance.