TIH 099: Paul Tremblay on 500 Words per Day, Self-doubt and Inspiration

TIH 099 Paul Tremblay on 500 Words per Day, Self-doubt and Inspiration

In this podcast Paul Tremblay talks about writing 500 words daily, self-doubt and the inspiration behind A Head Full of Ghosts.

About Paul Tremblay

Paul Tremblay is the author of the novels Disappearance at Devil’s Rock and A Head Full of Ghosts. His other novels include The Little Sleep, No Sleep till Wonderland, Swallowing a Donkey’s Eye, and Floating Boy and the Girl Who Couldn’t Fly (co-written with Stephen Graham Jones).

Show Notes

  • [04:30] Writing 500 words per day
  • [10:00] Self-doubt
  • [14:20] Michael Wehunt, via Patreon, asks about differences between Paul at the start of his career and after and beyond A Head Full of Ghosts
  • [17:15] What’s next
  • [19:10] Screen adaptation of A Head Full of Ghosts
  • [22:20] Darryl Foster, via Patreon, asks about the inspiration behind A Head Full of Ghosts and personal reflections
  • [25:45] Advice to twenty-year-old self
  • [27:10] Advice to thirty-year-old self
  • [30:55] Pickle talk
  • [33:05] What makes Paul happy
  • [35:15] Paul Tremblay is attacked by a spectral presence
  • [37:45] Two items Paul can’t live without
  • [38:30] Music while writing
  • [40:20] Connect with Paul/final thoughts

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