TIH 331: Kelly Dunn on Famous Monsters of Filmland, Professional Horror Writing, and Teaching Communications

TIH 331 Kelly Dunn on Famous Monsters of Filmland, Professional Horror Writing, and Teaching Communications

In this podcast Kelly Dunn talks about Famous Monsters of Filmland, professional horror writing, teaching communications, 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

  • [01:45] Professional work within writing and horror
  • [02:50] Tap dancing around the thing you really want to do
  • [08:50] Teaching Communications
  • [11:20] Short stories
  • [20:50] Fast-paced fiction vs slow burn
  • [25:10] Typical day and week
  • [26:40] Work for hire
  • [31:00] Current work in progress
  • [38:15] Famous Monsters of Filmland
  • [49:00] David Irons, via Patreon, asks about putting own spin on a novel/film/story
  • [56:00] Advice to eighteen-year-old self
  • [57:25] What frightens Kelly
  • [01:05:50] Living in the most peaceful time but doesn’t feel like it—Steven Pinker
  • [01:07:45] Personal philosophies
  • [01:08:45] Connect with Kelly

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