TIH 083: Damien Angelica Walters on Paper Tigers, 100,000 Words in 30 Days and Dealing With Criticism

TIH 083 Damien Angelica Walters on Paper Tigers, 100,000 Words in 30 Days and Dealing With Criticism

In this podcast Damien Angelica Walters talks about her new novel Paper Tigers, writing 100,000 words in 30 days, responding to criticism and much more.

About Damien Angelica Walters

Damien Angelica Walters is the author of Paper Tigers (Dark House Press, 2016) and Sing Me Your Scars (Apex Publications, 2015). Her short fiction has been reprinted in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror and The Year’s Best Weird Fiction and published in in various anthologies and magazines, including Cassilda’s Song, Nightscript I, Cemetery Dance OnlineNightmare Magazine, Black Static, and Apex Magazine. ‘The Floating Girls: A Documentary’ was a finalist for a 2014 Bram Stoker Award; ‘Sing Me Your Scars’ the title story of her collection, is a 2015 nominee. She’s also a freelance editor and, until the magazine’s closing in 2013, she was an Associate Editor of the Hugo Award-winning Electric Velocipede. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two rescued pit bulls.

Show notes

  • [04:10] Interview start/ first experiences with story/ current novel
  • [13:35] Learning when a story is good enough
  • [19:15] Jake Marley, via Patreon, asks about short story length and aims
  • [21:10] Impetus for writing Paper Tigers 
  • [28:55] Third person narrative
  • [34:25] Working with Dark House Press and Richard Thomas on Paper Tigers/rejection and responding to criticism
  • [48:30] Writing 100,000 words in 30 days
  • [49:20] Thomas Joyce, via Patreon, asks about fitting in work, family and social life

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