TIH 326: Laura Mauro on Early Writing Experiences, Life Lessons, and Putting Yourself First

TIH 326: Laura Mauro on Early Writing Experiences, Life Lessons, and Putting Yourself First

In this podcast Laura Mauro talks about early writing experiences, life lessons, putting yourself first, and much more.

About Laura Mauro

Laura Mauro started writing short fiction in 2012 and hasn’t stopped since. Born in London, England, her stories have appeared in Black Static, Interzone, Shadows & Tall Trees, The Dark, and a variety of anthologies. Her debut novella Naming the Bones was published in 2017 and her collection, Sing Your Sadness Deep was published in 2019 via Undertow Publications. Her short story ‘Sun Dogs’ was a Shirley Jackson Award finalist, and ‘Looking for Laika’ won the 2018 British Fantasy Award in Short Fiction.

Show notes

  • [03:20] First experiences writing
  • [06:30] Headmaster / school / self-fulfilling prophecies
  • [29:00] Writing about sensitive/difficult topics
  • [34 50] Sensitivity readers/the more we learn the less we know
  • [36:55] Early life lessons
  • [42:30] Rehabilitation
  • [52:00] Don’t take someone else’s joy away
  • [55:30] Anxiety/ internet arguments/ putting yourself first

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