Voices from the Dark

E44: Language and Writing

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage - Bronx, by Shannon McGee via Flickr.com licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Edgar Allan Poe Cottage – Bronx, by Shannon McGee

In this episode of Voices from the Dark Open Mic, John and I talk about how spoken language factors into our writing and how we deal with the challenges presented by our desire to create an authentic experience for our readers.

We also touch on some writing techniques, discuss different authors (including Poe, referenced in the photo above) and decide on a new concept to write about for the next episode. Let us know what you think!

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Episode 44 Lit List

Andrew Holleran: Dancer from the Dance (1978), novel;
Nights in Aruba (1983), novel

Matt Ruff: Lovecraft Country (2016), novel

Ryan Murphy: Hollywood  (2020), TV miniseries

Irvine Welsh: Trainspotting (1993), novel

Poe

Lovecraft

Jordan Peele

 

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