TIH 290: Paul Tremblay on Creating Emotional Impact, Drafting Novels, and Humour

TIH 290 Paul Tremblay on Creating Emotional Impact, Drafting Novels, and Humour

In this podcast Paul Tremblay talks about creating emotional impact, drafting novels, humour,  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] Ryan Whitley, via Patreon, asks about the great John Langan vs Paul Tremblay vs Laird Barron brawl
  • [05:00] A current up and coming horror writer that should get more attention
  • [10:00] Kevin Watkins, via Patreon, asks about t-shirts
  • [12:25] Clutch or Helmet?
  • [14:00] David Busboom, via Patreon, asks about In The Meantime and Swallowing A Donkey’s Eye
  • [17:00] Humour
  • [25:00] Roger Venable, via Patreon, asks about books Paul’s looking forward to
  • [29:40] Draft process when writing a novel
  • [32:20] SM Fedor, via Patreon, asks about creating an emotional impact
  • [37:25] SM Fedor asks about pickle hate and Paul confirms whether or not his dad was a pickle
  • [41:20] SPOILER FOR THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD, via Shannon F. Scott on Patreon
  • [49:05] Spoilers end. Writing a summary of novels—helpful or hinderance
  • [54:40] Self-doubt
  • [58:50] What Paul hopes people say about him when he’s not in the room
  • [01:01:40] Connect with Paul and final thoughts

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