In this podcast Betty Rocksteady talks about weird fiction, research, outlining, and much more.
About Betty Rocksteady
Betty Rocksteady is your everyday Canadian weirdo with a leaning towards the macabre and grotesque. Besides writing violent and sexual and just plain weird fiction, she does black and white horror illustration. Her debut novella, Arachnophile, was part of Eraserhead Press’ 2015 New Bizarro Authors Series. If you’ve been dying to read about a man who falls in love with a giant spider, this is probably the book for you. Her short fiction has been published in Eternal Frankenstein, Lost Signals, Turn to Ash, and DOA III. Find out more at www.bettyrocksteady.com or connect on twitter @bettyrocksteady.
- [02:10] Interview start/research
- [10:30] Adrian Shotbolt, via Patreon, asks about a novel in the future
- [15:00] Thomas Joyce, via Patreon, asks about outlining process
- [18:20] Thomas Joyce, via Patreon, asks about advice for aspiring writers
- [23:20] Max Booth, via Patreon, asks about Joe Dante’s The Hole
- [26:20] Max Booth, via Patreon, asks about the thumbs-up icon in Facebook Messenger
- [27:45] Adrian Shotbolt, via Patreon, asks a cricket question that nobody understands
- [28:45] Writing routine
- [35:40] Advice for eighteen-year-old self
- [37:00] Intimidating writers
- [48:40] Is understanding the weird important or is the unknown more important
- [53:15] Two fiction and two non-fiction recommendations
- [57:20] Upcoming projects
- [59:25] Best writing advice
- [01:00:40] Outro/extreme summer of podcasting
- [01:11:25] Outtakes
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