Nathan Bransford, Author


Monday, March 31, 2014

Daniel José Older on channeling darkness and writing unique characters


Daniel José Older is a writer on the rise, and Tor recently published his chilling and compelling urban fantasy short story Anyway: Angie.

Daniel was kind enough to join me for a Twitter chat, where we talked about everything from channeling darkness into writing, channeling the voice of a character who is very different from you, and the importance of Twitter to the modern writer.

Check it out:







































































7 comments:

Joanne Huspek said...

Wow! A Twitter interview, almost like reading a Twitter book. Thank you for posting it.

Richard Pieters said...

Love this convo. Timing for me is perfect. Twitter has looked overwhelming, but this gives a new perspective. Community. Thanks for sharing this.

Jaimie Teekell said...

Wish we could get a transcript of this for the Twitter-impaired. Not to go all Franzen on you, but that was unreadable despite me really wanting to read it. I'll check out his book though, and I appreciate the thought behind this.

Gemma Hawdon said...

Loved this. A refreshing take on an interview. Honest & raw - 'Ultimately, writing the "other" starts with realizing you aint shit, checking privilege and shutting the fuck up to listen.' So important for writers - if we can pull ourselves out of our own heads for long enough!!! Thanks for all the tips!

Laura Martone said...

Excellent interview, Nathan - thanks for sharing it. As Richard said, this helps me to utilize Twitter in a more productive way. Also, I freakin' loved Daniel's short story - it was truly chilling... creepy and fantastical like Lovecraft, with modern grit and gore.

Susie said...

I've never seen an interview entirely in tweets! Very innovative. There's a poetic quality to his responses that I appreciate. "When you live in a place a while, the streets themselves become like books. Buildings, graffiti, train tracks offer up stories"

abc said...

Really enjoyed this! I also was wowed by the story. I love dark stuff and he's an awesome writer!

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