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Episode Info: Welcome to Write Through The Roof, the podcast for writers who want to improve their craft. Episode 03 with Angela Slatter: award winning dark fantasy writer “I’m a hybrid mess.” Episode 03 – Angela Slatter – Show Notes. Whiskey and the morning writer Reverse engineering for writers Reading like a fat kid at the dessert table Frankenstein-ing her debut novel ‘Vigil’ together Madeleine’s segment – The Foolscap Method Links Alison Goodman and the Dark Days Club John Connolly Conflux and GenreCon Angela Slatter The Foolscap Method Episode 03 – Angela Slatter – transcript Madeleine A little introduction about Angela. She is the winner of a World Fantasy Award, British Fantasy Award, a Ditmar and six Aurealis Awards. She has an MA and PhD in creative writing, she has eight short story collections and she’s currently writing an urban fantasy trilogy set in Brisbane. Vigil is out, Corpselight is out and the third one is in edits called Restoration comes due in 2018. Thanks Angela for coming along. Angela No worries. Madeleine I’d like to start with kind of some short and sharp questions so people get to know you. So, think of this as jumping jacks, star jumps. Scales. Do you write every day? Angela I try to write every day but sometimes it just depends on what projects are going, sometimes I just do admin and sometimes just talking with my editor or publisher, and some days I’m editing for other people. So, it just depends very much on deadlines. Madeleine You write in lots of different mediums. What’s your favourite? Angela I like different things about different mediums. I love the satisfaction of writing a short story quickly. I love the process of doing a novel. And I’m currently learning to write for TV and film. So, that is a whole other form entirely which breaks my brain but I really love continuing to learn Madeleine Are you a plotter or a pantser? Angela I’m hopping in between. I used to be a pantser, but I just find particularly with longer work. I need goal posts, I need guidelines. I do a fairly loose framework and outlines, I know what I´m writing towards, and the next thing might change depending on the needs of the story or I have some idea that knocks the rest of my ideas out. But there needs to be kind of a loose framework, and within that there´s complete chaos, so I’m a hybrid mess. Madeleine And your favourite time to write? Angela Probably mornings now. I used to be a night owl. I used to probably start at nine o’clock at night and write until one or two in the morning. But, that was probably when I was working having a day job as well but now that I’m able to be a freelancer, which I’ve done for about six years now. I treat it as a day job as I start writing at eight or nine o´clock now, write through until about one, take a proper lunch break, put on the television, some terrible daytime TV and yell at it. Madeleine Any particular favourite at the moment? Angela Judging Amy. I always...
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