Your Hosts: Howard, Mary, and Dan, with guest host Susan Chang
Courtney Alameda joined us at LTUE 2017 to talk monsters, and what makes the best ones so good. We discuss some of our favorites, and how the criteria we apply to them can be applied in the creation of monsters of our own.
Credits: this episode was recorded live at LTUE 2017 by Dan Dan the Audioman Thompson, and mastered by Alex Jackson
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Create a uniquely American monster
Cherie Priest joins us for our “wildcard” episode on Lovecraftian horror this month. We’re still doing the master class format, and part of that format is that once per month we’ll have a guest, or otherwise step away from the month’s topic a bit.
This episode talks about what Lovecraftian horror is, its influence on genre fiction, and the tools it offers for modern writers.
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Take a character, and from that character’s point of view, describe their reaction to something horrific and awful, but do so without describing the thing itself.
Maplecroft, by Cherie Priest, narrated by Johanna Parker and Roger Wayne.