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TIH 152: Philip Fracassi on Writing Quickly, The Lovecraft eZine, and Best Writing Advice

TIH 152 Philip Fracassi on Writing Quickly, The Lovecraft eZine, and Best Writing Advice

In this podcast Philip Fracassi talks about writing quickly, The Lovecraft eZine, and his best writing advice.

About Philip Fracassi

Philip Fracassi, an author and screenwriter, lives in Los Angeles. His brand-new collection of stories, Behold The Void, was published by JournalStone on March 10, 2017. He has a novella, Fragile Dreams, that was released in November 2016, and a second novella, Sacculina, due in May 2017, both from JournalStone. He is published in several current and upcoming publications, including Strange Aeons, Lovecraft eZine, Ravenwood Quarterly and Dark Discoveries Magazine. He has worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years and was the founder of Equator Books, a publishing house and rare, out-of-print bookstore in Venice, CA. Philip currently works full-time in the film industry and on his writing.  His screenplay credits include Girl Missing, distributed by Mar Vista Entertainment (2015) for Lifetime Television and Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups, distributed by Disney Home Entertainment (2012).

Show notes

  • [02:35] Working as a Location Manager
  • [03:25] Daily and weekly routine
  • [12:30] Tips for writing high-quality fiction quickly
  • [23:10] David Powell, via Patreon, asks about hooking up with The Lovecraft eZine Podcast
  • [29:55] Kelly Young, via Patreon, gets into Satan Paws territory/Philip explains the circumstances in which he would write Satan Paws
  • [34:35] Thomas Joyce, via Patreon, asks about the best piece of writing advice received
  • [37:25] Dominic Voyce, via Patreon, asks about favourite current horror writers and writing influences
  • [40:25] Jake Marley, via Patreon, asks about dark entities behind the veil of reality and inspiration
  • [45:50] Jake Marley, via Patreon, asks about writing stories from outlines
  • [51:10] Max Booth, via Patreon, asks about terrifying experiences at public swimming pools
  • [59:20] Brian Asman, via Patreon, asks about removing a piece of work from the collective consciousness
  • [01:03:25] Connect with Philip Fracassi
  • [01:03:50] Outro

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1 comment

  1. Eric Michael Heiden

    I think Mr. Fracassi’s best chance of getting a horror story published in a literary journal is probably to submit to “The First Line.”

    If I’d gotten the scalpel, I’d remove all the Laurel and Hardy movies that were ever made outside of Hal Roach Studios (except “Flying Deuces,” which was AWESOME!)

    Thanks for doing this episode. Very enlightening! Love that quote at the end. I’ll try to remember it while I’m working on the next installment of my site’s horror story.

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