TIH 253: Gwendolyn Kiste on The Rust Maidens, Second-Person Point of View, and New Year Goals

TIH 253 Gwendolyn Kiste on The Rust Maidens, Second-Person Point of View, and New Year Goals

In this podcast Gwendolyn Kiste talks about The Rust Maidens, second-person point of view, new year goals, and much more.

About Gwendolyn Kiste

Gwendolyn Kiste is the author of the Bram Stoker Award-nominated fiction collection, And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe, from JournalStone; the dark fantasy novella, Pretty Marys All in a Row, from Broken Eye Books; and her debut novel, The Rust Maidens, from Trepidatio Publishing. Her short fiction has appeared in Nightmare Magazine, Shimmer, Black Static, Daily Science Fiction, Interzone, LampLight, and Three-Lobed Burning Eye as well as Flame Tree Publishing’s Chilling Horror Short Stories anthology, among others. A native of Ohio, she currently resides on an abandoned horse farm outside of Pittsburgh with her husband, two cats, and not nearly enough ghosts.

Show notes

  • [02:15] The Rust Maidens
  • [06:00] Not identifying as bad
  • [10:00] Being right vs doing the right thing
  • [21:40] Autobiography
  • [23:20] Returning to Ohio
  • [46:25] Responding to negative reviews and criticism
  • [54:50] D.W. Behrend, via Patreon, asks about second person point of view
  • [01:05:00] Kev Harrison, via Patreon, asks about drafts and painting  lush detail
  • [01:16:30] Traci Kenworth, via Patreon, asks about goals for the new year
  • [01:18:15] Typical working day
  • [01:22:30] Lisa Quigley, via Patreon, asks about fiction and nonfiction projects
  • [01:26:30] What do you hope people say about you when you’re not in the room
  • [01:27:40] Advice to eighteen-year-old self
  • [01:28:50] Something Gwendolyn believes many others do not
  • [01:29:55] Worst writing advice
  • [01:41:10] Connect with Gwendolyn
  • [01:43:45] Two authors people should be reading more
  • [01:46:30] Final thoughts

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