TIH 183: Jasper Bark on Horror Publishing Landscape, Crafting Characters, Distraction Free Lives, and Social Media Breaks

TIH 183 Jasper Bark on Horror Publishing Landscape, Crafting Characters, Distraction Free Lives, and Social Media Breaks

In this podcast Jasper Bark talks about the Horror Publishing Landscape, Crafting Characters, Distraction Free Lives, Social Media Breaks and much more.

About Jasper Bark

Jasper Bark is an award-winning novelist, children’s author and comic book writer. Famed for his imaginative storytelling he’s published four novels, twelve children’s books and countless comics and graphic novels. His work has been translated into nine languages and is used in schools throughout the UK to improve literacy. He regularly performs his work all over the country, on the radio and through regular podcasts.

Show notes

  • [05:30] Interview start/biggest life changes both personally and professionally
  • [12:00] Contributing factors for shift in horror publishing landscape
  • [17:00] Distraction free lives/social media breaks/mindfulness
  • [38:50] Crafting characters: likeability vs relatability
  • [45:00] Seth Godin’s ‘it’s not for you’ response/find something that is for you /reading the book at the right time in the right medium
  • [54:00] Medium to composing work from project-to-project
  • [01:05:00] Different agents for different modes of writing
  • [01:13:00] What an agent can and cannot do for you
  • [01:24:20] Outtakes

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