TIH 179: S.P. Miskowski on Life Lessons Growing Up, Writing Objectives, and Anxiety

TIH 179 S.P. Miskowski on Life Lessons Growing Up, Writing Objectives, and Anxiety

In this podcast S.P. Miskowski talks about her life lessons growing up, writing objectives, anxiety, and much more.

About S. P. Miskowski

S.P. Miskowski is a three-time Shirley Jackson Award nominee, and is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and a Swarthout Award. Her M.F.A. is from the University of Washington. Her stories have been published in Supernatural Tales, Black Static, Other Voices, Identity Theory, and Strange Aeons as well as in the anthologies Haunted Nights, The Madness of Dr. Caligari, October Dreams 2, Autumn Cthulhu, Cassilda’s Song, The Hyde Hotel, Darker Companions: Celebrating 50 Years of Ramsey Campbell, Tales from a Talking Board, and Looming Low.

Show notes

  • [05:55] Important life lessons growing up
  • [09:20] Wandering to strange places
  • [15:30] Reading Ramsey Campbell for the first time
  • [22:10] Stephen King story that messed up SPM
  • [26:50] First experiences with story
  • [39:00] Anxiety—high and low points navigating anxiety/being honest about what you want from writing
  • [51:00] Being honest about  your true nature  and recognising opportunity
  • [01:13:00] So-called overnight successes

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    • Chris Carroll on December 1, 2017 at 5:57 pm
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    Great interview! I love S.P. Miskowski’s work. The Skillute Cycle is one of the best things I’ve read in many years. I can’t wait for the next part of the interview!

      • S.P. Miskowski on December 26, 2017 at 10:03 pm
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      Thanks very much! And thanks for tuning in to the podcast.

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