22 episodes

Lets delve into writing advice for horror: writing techniques and tips, analyzing our favorite twisted passages, exploring subgenres, and alchemizing aspects from scary films and monster movies into our own tormenting tales. We will also be interviewing fellow writers and horror enthusiasts along the way. 

Twisted Tendrils: Horrific Writing Advice Laura Nettles

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Lets delve into writing advice for horror: writing techniques and tips, analyzing our favorite twisted passages, exploring subgenres, and alchemizing aspects from scary films and monster movies into our own tormenting tales. We will also be interviewing fellow writers and horror enthusiasts along the way. 

    Ep. 21: ER Horror and Fictional Horror | Interview with N.J. Gallegos

    Ep. 21: ER Horror and Fictional Horror | Interview with N.J. Gallegos

    N.J. Gallegos is no only an ER doctor, elbow deep in true medical horror, but she also penns horror utilizing her medical expertise. In this episode we discuss true medical conditions that can be leveraged for fiction, get tips on writing fictional wounds, and more!



    Find her and her book "The Broken Heart" at https://njgallegos.com/



    CW: mentions of drugs, medical conditions, and gruesome emergency room stories.

    • 43 min
    Ep. 20: Developing Tortured Characters | Interview With Nico Bell

    Ep. 20: Developing Tortured Characters | Interview With Nico Bell

    In this interview, we discus ways to approach character development in the outlining/pantsing, drafting and revision steps, as well as making moments in a character's past that form a misbelief to help drive the story. Dynamic vs Static characters and torturous backstories are delved into. You can find Nico Bell at nicobellfiction.com, as well as on Twitter and YouTube as Nico Bell Fiction.

    CW: Discussion of SA being used as backstory is discussed around 43:30-46:30.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 19: Dark Fantasy | Interview with Tim Ahrens

    Ep. 19: Dark Fantasy | Interview with Tim Ahrens

    In this episode we dive into the worlds where fantasy and horror cross: dark fantasy. This episode dives into the basics of dark fantasy from common tropes and endings to great stories and media to consume for inspiration. Follow Tim at his website: https://www.thedarkcreatures.com/

    • 43 min
    Ep. 18: Canadian Horror: Horror Where You Are | Interview with Liselle Sambury

    Ep. 18: Canadian Horror: Horror Where You Are | Interview with Liselle Sambury

    Interview with published author Liselle Sambury of the Blood Like duology and upcoming horror novel Delicious Monsters (Feb 28, 2023). We delve into finding horror where you are, the importance of having diversity in publishing, and some fun Easter eggs of Ontario incorporated into her books. Discover a childhood fear central to her upcoming release. Follow her here: https://lisellesambury.ca/ and on her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiselleSambury 

    • 43 min
    Ep. 17: Healing From Our Inner Critic: Seeing Flaws vs. Progress | Interview with Alexa Donne

    Ep. 17: Healing From Our Inner Critic: Seeing Flaws vs. Progress | Interview with Alexa Donne

    This episode we tackle imposter syndrome. Alexa Donne is a traditionally published YA sci-fi and thriller author. Her latest book, Pretty Dead Queens, releases October 4th, 2022! Follow her here:
    https://www.youtube.com/c/AlexaDonne & https://www.instagram.com/alexadonne/

    • 45 min
    Ep. 16: Learning From Disappointing Books

    Ep. 16: Learning From Disappointing Books

    Ever read a book that disappointed you? What did you learn from it? This past week I read a disappointing horror novella that had heaps of praise. Here are some lessons I took away from the experience. 

    • 7 min

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A must-listen if you write or want to write horror!

Laura is a knowledgeable and fantastic host! No matter the topic, you’re guaranteed to gain something from every episode - can’t recommend Twisted Tendrils enough. 🙌

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