TIH 100: David Moody on the Hater Adaptation, Wattpad and Dealing with Depression

TIH 100 David Moody on the Hater Adaptation, Wattpad and Dealing with Depression

Happy 100th episode to us! In this podcast David Moody talks about the Hater adaptation, brand new Hater trilogy, Wattpad, dealing with depression and much more.

About David Moody

David Moody grew up on a diet of trashy horror and pulp science fiction. He worked as a bank manager before giving up the day job to write about the end of the world for a living. He has written a number of horror novels, including Autumn, which has been downloaded more than half a million times since publication in 2001 and spawned a series of sequels and a movie starring Dexter Fletcher and David Carradine. Film rights to Hater were snapped up by Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim) and Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad). Moody lives with his wife and a houseful of daughters and stepdaughters, which may explain his pre-occupation with Armageddon. His latest novel, Trust is currently available free online at www.trustdavidmoody.com. Visit Moody at www.davidmoody.net.

Show Notes

[05:10] Who is David Moody

[11:50] The Year of the Zombie

[18:30] Infected Books Novella Competition

[26:00] Hater movie

[32:05] New Hater trilogy

[36:00] Bob Pastorella invites a train to speed through his house

[41:10] Serialising Straight To You on Wattpad

[45:20] Thomas Joyce asks about whether beginning writers would benefit from Wattpad and whether there’s much feedback

[49:10] Returning to the day job and working more than ever/dealing with depression

[59:50] Contemplating a return to full-time writing

[01:01:50] Writing routine

[01:05:30] Writing with young kids

[01:09:00] David Powell asks about music while writing

[01:14:20] Bob Pastorella advertises something and pockets the money there and then

[01:16:00] Advice to eighteen-year-old self

[01:20:00] Planning and research

[01:33:20] Book two of Screaming Eagles

[01:37:00] Intimidating writers

[01:39:40] Fiction and non-fiction recommendations

[01:44:40] Ross Byers asks about rereading

[01:45:50] White whales

[01:50:10] Makes David happy

[01:51:15] David mentions the toilet scale, MDW says he will edit it out but has decided against it

[01:52:40] Connect with David

[01:53:40] Will people ever tire of zombie fiction

[01:58:10] Final thoughts

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