TIH 330: Kelly Dunn on Frankenstein, What Makes A Poem Good, and Writing Horror and Dark Fiction

TIH 330 Kelly Dunn on Frankenstein, What Makes A Poem Good, and Writing Horror and Dark Fiction

In this podcast Kelly Dunn talks about Frankenstein, what makes a poem good, writing horror and dark fiction, and much more.

About Kelly Dunn

Kelly Dunn is a freelance journalist, short-story writer, and novelist. Her short fiction has appeared in the Bram Stoker award-winning horror anthology After Death, the zombie anthology The Dead That Walk, and the Clive Barker-inspired anthology Midian Unmade among other venues. She is the creator and editor of the horror anthology Mutation Nation, and she is the author (under the pseudonym Savannah Kline) of the urban-fantasy novel Beloved of the Fallen. She is also a contributing writer to Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine.

Show notes

  • [03:10] Life lessons growing up
  • [05:00] Leprechauns in Kennedy Park
  • [06:50] Watching Frankenstein at four years old
  • [19:00] First creations/stories
  • [30:40] What makes a poem good
  • [41:00] Writing stories to create a better world and life
  • [42:10] Writing horror and dark fiction
  • [52:00] YA fiction
  • [57:30] Early horror reading experiences
  • [01:01:20] Story in college at seventeen

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