Podcast Episode 63: Using Fear in Fiction

andrew pyperThis week I chat with award-winning author Andrew Pyper about his work, translating novels into scripts or other forms of media, the use of fear in fiction, the differences between literary and genre fiction, developing an idea into a novel, the differences between Canadian and other English speaking readers, and more.

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thrillerHigh-End Thriller
A publishing industry term that means a thriller with pace, danger and tension, that also features three-dimensional characters, a literary writing style, a complex plot mechanism and elements that challenge the reader to think. In a way, they are a cross between the traditional thriller and literary fiction.
1969 Booker AwardBooker Award
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction was first awarded in 1969 to Something to Answer for by P.H. Newby. This award promotes the finest in fiction, rewarding the very best book of the year.
purple prosePurple Prose
The term “purple prose” refers to writing that is so extravagant, ornate or flowery that it can break the flow and draw attention to itself. This type of writing is often sensually evocative beyond the needs of its context.
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As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.