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Getting Published, with Mark Leslie, Episode 2

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With horror writer Mark Leslie



Mark as a chain store zombie on Halloween



The home of a horror writer on Halloween

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READ MARK’S STORY HERE

Last time, we introduced horror writer Mark Leslie and learned that Mark was going to attempt to finish his novel A Canadian Werewolf in New York during this year’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

In episode 2 of “Getting Published, with Mark Leslie,” we catch up with Mark during NaNoWriMo and find out how the writing is going. We also discuss:

  • Why publishers seem to eschew horror fiction
  • What some horror writers do to try to get around the stigma surrounding horror fiction
  • What types of NaNoWriMo activities he’s been participating in (and avoiding)
  • What type of music he listens to while writing
  • What things about Mark’s story Paula particularly likes
  • How he came up with the notion of a “coppery taste” for blood
  • How he loses ideas because he can’t always write them down
  • How he works out some of his plotting challenges
  • How horror writers spend Halloween.

We invite you to offer your feedback on Mark’s story and egg him on by commenting on our blog and/or writing to Paula B. at paula at writingshow dot com. You can also send your feedback to Mark at mark at markleslie.ca or comment on one of his blogs (see addresses below). You can even send him an ecard!

READ MARK’S STORY HERE

Interviewee: Mark Leslie
Host: Paula B
Date: November 15, 2006
Running time: 36:53
File size: 27 megabytes
Rating: G
Mark Leslie’s Web sites:
www.markleslie.ca
www.markleslie.blogspot.com
I, Death” - A Serial Thriller In Blog Format
North of Infinity II - Released June 2006
One Hand Screaming - Short Story Collection
Prelude To A Scream - Experimental Podcast on my Writing