In this podcast John F.D. Taff talks about dialogue, writing full-time, emotional horror and much more.
About John F.D. Taff
John F.D. Taff is a Bram Stoker Award-Nominated author with nearly 30 years experience in all sorts of writing…public relations, marketing, sales, journalism and creative. He’s a published author with more than 80 short stories and seven novels in print. His writing tends to be categorized as horror, though most of it has a weird, pulpy Twilight Zone vibe to it. He also writes fantasy, suspense and some science fiction. Over the years, six of his short stories have been awarded honorable mentions in Datlow & Windling’sYear’s Best Fantasy & Horror.
- [02:20] The relationship between love and horror
- [08:55] The Desolated Orchard
- [17:20] Full-time writing
- [24:00] Approach to dialogue (some issues with sound quality for the first couple of minutes of this question)
- [27:25] Has full-time writing changed approach to writing
- [30:55] Social media presence
- [40:40] Questions via Patreon, Thomas Joyce asks about how long John was submitting stories before first acceptance and Adrian Shotbolt asks about how writing has improved since first published
- [53:30] Thomas Joyce, via Patreon, asks about emerging authors who have impressed John
- [58:40] The Fearing and challenges face whilst writing it
- [01:06:10] Returning to writing after seven-year break
- [01:10:05] Final thoughts
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