Tim Lebbon ON: TRADITIONAL Publishing, Tie In’s & Loving The Job

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Tim Lebbon is an award-winning New York Times-bestselling horror, thriller and fantasy writer from a little village in South Wales. He’s written over 45 novels, dozens of novellas, hundreds of short stories, as well as tie-in novels in the Alien, Predator, Hellboy, Star Wars, and Firefly universes, and his novel The Silence was made into a Netflix movie starring Kiernan Shipka and Stanley Tucci. When not writing, Tim can be found swimming, biking, and running in triathlons—activities which found their way into his non-fiction book, Run, Walk Crawl – Getting Fit in My Forties

In this episode we go deep into:

  • Tim’s Journey [12:27]

  • The Joy of Writing [14:44]

  • Going Full Time [17:01]

  • The Creative Output of a Working Writer [20:04]

  • Art Vs Commerce [22:53]

  • Tim’s Typical Writing Process [27:34]

  • Has the Process Changed? [29:24]

  • Writing a Novel Long Hand [31:56]

  • How Tim Approaches Where a Book will Live [37:31]

  • Getting into Trad in 2022 [41:20]

  • How Tim got Involved in Tie Ins [43:46]

  • How Much Flexibility and Creativity is there in Tie In’s? [46:52]

  • Type Casting [50:44]

  • Climate Change [55:24]

  • Why Tim Writes [57:22]

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