TIH 020: Simon Bestwick on Writing Serials, Joel Lane and Plotting

Simon Bestwick

In this podcast we interview Simon Bestwick, author of The Faceless. We talk about Simon’s Black Mountain serial from Spectral Press, the writing process, comedy and horror, and Joel Lane.

Apologies for the audio issues. No apologies for Simon’s strong Northern accent.

Topics

[02:37] Interview start

[03:06] Black Mountain

[05:35] Writing as the character ‘Simon Bestwick’

[11:20] Writing about what you know VS what you don’t

[14:00] The Moraine

[30:00] Joel Lane

[36:40] Comedy in horror

[47:10] The format of Black Mountain

[53:30] Plotting

[59:40] Forthcoming releases

[01:01:25] Writing full-time VS part-time

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Resources and recommendations

Simon Bestwick fiction (UK)

Simon Bestwick fiction (US)

Joel Lane fiction (UK)

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