In this podcast Gemma Files talks about story ideas, dealing with depression, and much more.
About Gemma Files
Born April 4, 1968, in London, England, Gemma Files is the child of two actors (Elva Mai Hoover and Gary Files), and has lived most of her life in Toronto, Canada. Previously best-known as a film critic, teacher, and screenwriter, she first broke onto the horror scene when her short story “The Emperor’s Old Bones” won the International Horror Guild’s 1999 award for Best Short Fiction. Her books include the Hexslinger series and Experimental Film.
- [01:55] Kev Harrison, via Patreon, asks about story ideas and inspiration
- [20:35] Boxwino, via Patreon, asks about writing ‘each thing i show you is a piece of my death’.
- [32:05] Initial beginnings/images when writing stories
- [35:15] Advice to eighteen-year-old self
- [38:30] Dealing with depression
- [42:40] Anything changed mind about recently
- [48:05] Two fiction and two nonfiction recommendations
- [56:40] Final thoughts
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