TIH 082: Rebecca Jones-Howe on Vile Men and Online vs. College Writing Communities

TIH 082- Rebecca Jones-Howe on Vile Men and Online vs. College Writing Communities

In this podcast Rebecca Jones-Howe talks about Vile Men and Online vs. College Writing Communities.

About Rebecca Jones-Howe

Rebecca went to college with the intention of getting a degree in Journalism, however, she dropped out in her second year when her Creative Writing class became the only one she ever went to. Since then, she found a group of like-minded writers online at LitReactor, and she refined her craft through classes and small groups. In 2012, she was the winner of the first WAR writing competition. She made it to the final eight in the second WAR event, and eventually built up a selection of stories that would become her first collection of short fiction, Vile Men, released in the summer of 2015 from Dark House Press. Her short stories have been published in PANK, Pulp Modern, Punchnel’s, Pantheon, Out of the Gutter and Pulp Metal Magazine, as well as The New Black, and Exigencies anthologies.

Show notes

  • [02:50] Interview start/start as a writer
  • [06:00] Literary concerns in the initial stages
  • [08:00] Erotica
  • [14:00] Vile Men
  • [17:40] Negative backlash
  • [18:45] Dropping out of University to pursue Creative Writing
  • [23:05] Thomas Joyce, via Patreon, asks about LitReactor and writing communities
  • [30:00] LitReactor Vs. University as a learning environment
  • [32:15] Vulnerability
  • [36:20] Reviews and criticism
  • [40:20] Genesis of Vile Men
  • [42:35] Promoting and marketing Vile Men
  • [45:00] Vlogging
  • [46:15] Jeff, via Patreon, asks about ‘The Paper Bag Princess’ and the popular children’s story of the same title
  • [50:00] Story expectations and ‘Masturbating Megan’s Strip Mall Exhibition’
  • [55:30] ‘Grin on the Rocks’/rape scenes within fiction

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