TIH 289: Paul Tremblay on Growing Things, Short Story Writing, and Short vs. Long Stories

TIH 289 Paul Tremblay on Growing Things, Short Story Writing, and Short vs. Long Stories

In this podcast Paul Tremblay talks about Growing Things, short story writing, short vs. long stories, and much more.

About Paul Tremblay

Paul Tremblay is the author of the novels The Cabin at the End of the World, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, and A Head Full of Ghosts. His other novels include The Little Sleep, No Sleep till Wonderland, Swallowing a Donkey’s Eye, and Floating Boy and the Girl Who Couldn’t Fly (co-written with Stephen Graham Jones). His latest release is the short story collection, Growing Things.

Show notes

  • [03:00] Conversation start/highest and lowest points of the last year
  • [09:05] Novella for Blake Crouch’s new series and promotional videos
  • [13:00] The Horror Show: Terrified and The Witch in the Window
  • [18:00] Hereditary
  • [22:00] Which of his kids will Paul sacrifice so the world doesn’t end
  • [22:30] Growing Things
  • [25:00] Notes from the Dog Walkers
  • [35:20] Stories to study to master short story writing
  • [50:00] Swim Wants To Know If It’s As Bad As Swim Thinks
  • [52:40] Secret meth user?
  • [53:10] Survivor Song (forthcoming novel)
  • [57:15] Ryan Whitley, via Patreon, asks about whether horror works differently in short and long formats and the gifts and challenges of each
  • [01:01:50] How often does Paul write short stories these days
  • [01:03:00] Juggling multiple projects

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