TIH 171: Constructive Criticism, Time Management, and Indie Publishing with Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella

In this podcast we provide you with some of the best clips from the patrons only Q&A sessions with Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella.

About Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella

Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella are the co-hosts of the This Is Horror Podcast and co-authors of a forthcoming novella scheduled for release in 2018.

Michael is the Founder of the popular UK horror website, podcast and small press, This Is Horror (hey that’s this website!). A professional writer, editor, and podcaster, Michael has worked for various publications and companies including 2000 AD, Terrorizer, LitReactor, Broken River Books, Dark Moon Digest, and Scream. A professional ESL Teacher and graduate of the University of Warwick’s English Literature and Creative Writing Programme, Michael is currently working and living in Japan. You can connect with Michael on Twitter @WilsonTheWriter. For more information and a blog packed full of writing advice visit www.michaeldavidwilson.co.uk

Bob is the author of the weird crime novella, Mojo Rising, and the zombie western short story, ‘To Watch Is Madness’. Bob is featured in Warmed & Bound: A Velvet AnthologyThe Booked. AnthologyIn Search of a City: Los Angeles in 1000 Words, and Borderlands 6. His fiction has been published widely both online and in print, and he is a former columnist for ManArchy Magazine and Revolt Daily. Bob lives in Southeast Texas, and is currently working on several projects.

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Music We Listen To

John Carpenter Lost Themes The Revenant Soundtrack by Ryuichi Sakamoto

Deep Focus Playlist on Spotify

Ulver Sunn O))) Tool Goblin It Follows soundtrack The Doors Mojo Rising by Bob Pastorella Sigur Ros Portishead Goatsnake

Writing tools



Google Calendar

Voice recorder on iPhone


Small Press, Independent Publishing, and Author-Entrepreneurs

(as compiled generously by Kendra Temples)

This Is Horror Recommends

This Is Horror Podcast episodes corresponding to recommendations included

~~Recommended Indie/Hybrid Authors Who Write Horror/Weird Fiction~~
Iain Rob Wright – Ep. 89/91 (Has free self-publishing course)
Michaelbrent Collings – Ep. 107/108
Philip Fracassi – Ep. 150/151/152
Matthew M Bartlett
Ania Ahlborn – Ep. 135/136
David Moody – Ep. 2, Ep. 21, Ep. 100
Chuck Wendig (Check out blog Terrible Minds & books about writing)
Adam Nevill – Ep.137/138/139

~~Recommended Small Press~~
Crystal Lake
Perpetual Motion Machine (Max Booth + Lori Michelle) – Ep.56/57
Infected Books (David Moody)
Ritual Limited (Adam Nevill)
This Is Horror
Broken River Books (J. David Osborne) – Ep. 26/27, Ep.116/117
Word Horde (speculative fiction of all varieties)
Dim Shores
Sinister Grin
Eraserhead Press (bizarro fiction)
Dark Regions
Cemetery Dance
PS Publishing
Black Static
TTA Publishing
Cohesion Press (Geoff Brown)
Crowded Quarantine (Adam Millard) – Ep. 23

~~Horror & Weird Fiction Magazines~~
Black Static
Interzone (TTA Press)
Nightmare Magazine (John Joseph Adams) – Ep. 42/43, Ep. 46
Apex Magazine (Jason Sizemore)
The Dark Magazine (Silvia Moreno-Garcia)
Dark Moon Digest (Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing)
Strange Aeons (Kelly Young + Justin Steele)

~~Other Authors Mentioned~~
Jeremy Robert Johnson
Paul Tremblay
Andy Davidson
Stephen Graham Jones
John Langan
Joanna Penn (Self-publishing podcast – thecreativepenn.com)
Mark Dawson (Self-publishing podcast – Mark Dawson’s Self-Publishing Formula)

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