In this podcast Max Booth III talks about running a small press, pushing the boundaries in horror fiction and writer’s block. With special guest co-host Bob Pastorella. Check out the first part of this interview with Max: TIH 056: Max Booth III on Writing A Novel In Two Weeks and Reviewing Books You Haven’t Finished Reading
About Max Booth III
Max Booth III is the author of three novels:Toxicity, The Mind is a Razorblade, and How to Successfully Kidnap Strangers (forthcoming). He is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing. He’s currently a columnist for LitReactor and Slush Pile Heroes. He has studied under Craig Clevenger and award-winning editor, Jennifer Brozek.
Max was born in Northern Indiana. He has worked as a cashier, stockboy, copy editor and hotel night auditor. He currently lives in San Antonio and is represented by his agent/dachshund, Jack. Follow him on Twitter@GiveMeYourTeeth for random drunken ramblings.
- [01:40] Interview starts/Bob disappears/things get weird
- [04:30] ‘Real’ interview start/ Max Booth – a DNA mashup of Louis CK and Richard Matheson
- [06:20] The positive and negative effects of running a small press on Max’s fiction
- [08:10] Pushing the boundaries of horror fiction: successes and failures
- [09:30] What do you look for in a story when commissioning stories?
- [12:50] ‘Aspiring’ writers
- [13:40] Is writer’s block real?
- [20:20] Inspiration through great fiction
- [21:45] Flash fiction
- [24:40] Dark Moon Digest
- [28:30] Stephen King article on LitReactor
- [35:05] Goals and aspirations as a writer and publishers
- [36:25] Marketing approach
- [38:30] The ethics of paying for a review
- [44:45] How not to react to a bad review
- [52:05] What’s next for Max?
- Buy Max Booth III fiction (UK)
- Buy Max Booth III fiction (US)
- LitReactor: Every Stephen King Novel Summarised in 140 Characters or Less
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