In this podcast Laird Barron talks about growing up in Alaska, applying life lessons to writing, dealing with despair, and much more.
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About Laird Barron
Laird Barron, an ex-pat Alaskan, is the author of several books, including The Imago Sequence and Other Stories; Swift to Chase; and Blood Standard. Currently, Barron lives in the Rondout Valley of New York State and is at work on tales about the evil that men do.
- [03:35] Important life lessons growing up in Alaska
- [12:00] First experiences telling stories
- [23:20] Homeschooled upbringing/self-education
- [31:55] Lessons from tough upbringing that can be applied to writing
- [36:50] Dealing with despair
- [40:00] Airing despair on social media
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