TIH 147: Bracken MacLeod on Creating Characters, Toxic Masculinity, and Albert Camus

TIH 147 Bracken MacLeod on Creating Characters, Toxic Masculinity, and Albert Camus

In this podcast Bracken MacLeod talks about creating characters, masculinity, Albert Camus, and much more.

About Bracken MacLeod

Bracken MacLeod is the author of the novels Stranded and Mountain Home, a short story collection from ChiZine Publications titled 13 Views of the Suicide Woods, and a novella titled White Night. His new novel, Come To Dust, is coming in June 2017 from Trepidatio Publishing. He lives in New England and is currently at work on his next novel.

Show notes

  • [02:00] Dominic Voyce, via Patreon, asks about research for Stranded
  • [12:20] Why there are no women in Stranded / toxic masculinity
  • [23:15] Darryl Foster, via Patreon, asks about most difficult aspect of writing Stranded
  • [31:55] Bracken’s five favourite books
  • [36:30] Kev Harrison, via Patreon, asks about translating sparks of inspiration into story
  • [43:50] Darryl Foster, via Patreon, asks about creating characters
  • [47:30] Tim, via Patreon, asks about daily writing routine
  • [49:20] Brian Asman, via Patreon, asks what novel every high schooler in the USA must read
  • [50:40] Adrian Shotbolt, via Patreon, asks who the ‘White Knight’ would be that came to Bracken’s rescue if he were ‘Stranded’ in his ‘Mountain Home’
  • [51:40] Favourite philosophers and principles and how it impacts life
  • [57:20] Albert Camus for horror fans
  • [58:15] Connect with Bracken
  • [01:03:10] Outtakes/fire alarm test


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1 comment

    • Selene MacLeod on May 19, 2017 at 4:35 pm
    • Reply

    Camus is better in French. 🙂

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