In this podcast Laird Barron talks about Crafting Sentences, Alibi Construction and Evidence Disposal, Supernatural Short Stories, and much more.
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.
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- [02:55] Dino Parenti, via Patreon, asks about story crafting and whether sparked by an emotion or if Laird starts with a character. Whether crime or horror dictates one more than the other.
- [14:10] Roger Venable, via Patreon, asks about crafting sentences and works to study
- [24:20] Roger Venegable, via Patreon, asks about techniques Laird prefers as a reader/writer to craft a central mystery for the protagonist to unveil
- [40:10] Andrew M Reichart, via Patreon, asks about how to avoid crime fiction validating rightwing law and order values
- [48:10] Bruce Redux asks for practical advice on alibi construction and evidence disposal
- [51:10] Jennifer Grindstaff’s horror course and supernatural shorter works to teach
- [59:00] Worst advice hear given to writers
- [01:10:15] Final thoughts
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