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Episode 257: Author Owen King

Episode 257: Author Owen King

Author Owen King talks to Sean Tuohy about what inspired his novel Double Feature, collaborating with Stephen King on Sleeping Beauties, the value of writing workshops, and what he has planned next.

Episode 173: ‘Lavender’ Screenwriter and Director Ed Gass-Donnelly

Screenwriter and filmmaker Ed Gass-Donnelly—whose credits include “Beautiful City,” “Small Town Murder Songs,” and the recently released “Lavender”—talks to Sean Tuohy about his directing style, how “Lavender” evolved from the page to the screen, and the future of filmmaking and viewership.

People respond to strength in vision and storytelling.
— Ed Gass-Donnelly

To learn more about Ed Gass-Donnelly, follow him on Twitter @realedgd. Also be sure to check out the trailer for “Lavender,” and then go watch the movie (starring Abbie Cornish, Dermot Mulroney, and Justin Long)!

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Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's official website for more details.

15 Podcasts You Loved in 2016

We compiled 15 of the podcasts you loved in 2016 based on downloads and social media buzz. Feel free to share any other favorites you have from the past year in the comments section, on our Facebook page, or on Twitter @WritersBone.

Brookline Booksmith Presents Joe Hill, Kat Howard, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, and Paul Tremblay

I figured out I wanted to murder people in really inventive ways. I wound up doing it with words instead of latex.
— Joe Hill

Filmmaker Lexi Alexander

Hollywood isn’t a level playing field for anyone, but for women and minorities, we’re not even on it. We’re just trying to get to the playing field.

Producer and Screenwriter Scott Mosier 

If you’re not surprising yourself, you’re probably not surprising anyone else.

Long Beach Homicide Series Author Tyler Dilts

Whenever I’m writing about my home turf of Long Beach, I never get lost.

'Quarry' Creators Michael Fuller and Graham Gordy

We got into writing as an excuse to do research.

Screenwriter Randi Mayem Singer

You bring your life into everything even if it has fairies, genies, or elves.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Richard Russo

Get better, get better, and don’t think about anything other than getting better.

Country Music Artist and Author Kasey Lansdale

If I keep doing the things I love, that’s what people connect to.

This Side of Providence Author Rachel Harper

No writing is a waste. I learn something from my mistakes.

Author Nicole Blades

Use your own voice to write the stories you would want to read.

‘Star Trek Beyond’ Screenwriter Doug Jung

More than anything it was, ‘Let’s just tell a damn good story.

Remembering Michelle McNamara

Write every day. You get better every time you do it.

Author Kristopher Jansma

The crazy thing about living in a city like this is that you’re always bumping up
against it.

Author and Screenwriter Phoef Sutton

You have to have stuff to show people when the opportunity comes up.

Author Jay Atkinson

If you’re not passionate about a subject matter, you shouldn’t pursue it because the work will be labor.

Episode 140: Horror Author Joe Hill

Welcome back to a smoky, feverish, soon-to-be a bonfire episode of the Writer’s Bone podcast. Today’s guest is Joe Hill, the kazoo-playin’ horror raconteur responsible for such tales as Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, and The Fireman. Hill talks to Sean Tuohy about how he wanted to explore a different kind of female strength with The Fireman’s heroine Harper Grayson, being more comfortable in his own skin as an author, and, of course, pop culture.

To learn more about Joe Hill, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @joe_hill. You can also listen to our mega pod live from Brookline Booksmith that featured Hill, and read our first interview with the author back in July 2015.

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Episode 138: Roses and Rot Author Kat Howard

Kat Howard, author of Roses and Rot, talks to Sean Tuohy about getting bit by “a radioactive fairy tale,” her writing process, and what inspired her debut novel.

To learn more about Kat Howard, visit her official website, follow her on Twitter @KatWithSword, or check out her Strange Ink blog. Also listen to our mega pod, recorded at Brookline Booksmith, featuring Howard, Joe Hill, Paul Tremblay, and Thomas Olde Heuvelt.

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Episode 136: Brookline Booksmith Presents Joe Hill, Kat Howard, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, and Paul Tremblay

Horror authors Joe Hill, Kat Howard, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, and Paul Tremblay talk to Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy before their recent appearance at Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, Mass.

The panel discusses how they got into storytelling, why they decided to dive into the horror genre, and what inspired their recent novels.

Photo courtesy of Jen Salt

To learn more about Joe Hill, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @joe_hill. Also check out our first interview with the author.

To learn more about Paul Tremblay, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @paulGtremblay. Also listen to our Friday Morning Coffee interview with the author.

To learn more about Kat Howard, visit her official website or follow her on Twitter @KatWithSword.

To learn more about Thomas Olde Heuvelt, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @Thomas_Novelist.

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Episode 105: ‘He Never Died’ Director Jason Krawczyk

Jason Krawczyk, screenwriter and director, talks to Sean Tuohy about how he got into screenwriting (Jon Lovitz’s “The Critic” plays a role), his directing style, meeting Henry Rollins for the first time, and the inspiration behind his recent movie “He Never Died.”

Watch the "He Never Died" trailer and then buy the movie on iTunes!

Episode 85: Author Kevin P. Keating

Kevin P. Keating

Kevin P. Keating

Sean Tuohy and Daniel Ford discuss revising their work, writing out of their comfort zones, and the differences between getting a screenplay noticed and landing a literary agent/publisher. Then, author Kevin P. Keating drops by to talk about his novel The Captive Condition. 

To learn more about Kevin P. Keating, visit his official website or follow him on Twitter @KevinPKeating.

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Episode 33: Revisiting Stephen King’s The Shining

Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy discuss Stephen King’s The Shining and Stanley Kubrick’s interpretation of the novel. The guys also talk about their love of King’s characters and writing style and their favorite books by the New England-based writer.

Episode 26: Award-Winning Horror Author Brian Keene

Brian Keene

Brian Keene

Award-winning horror author Brian Keene knows a thing or two about zombies, the undead, and dark fantasy. These are things therapists have mentioned after the words “Sean Tuohy” for years (even while sick, Daniel Ford can’t resist a crack at Sean’s expense). Sean went Han Solo and talked to Keene about his writing career and how he’s influenced zombie pop culture.

To learn more about Brian Keene, check out his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @BrianKeene.

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