(BONUS Ep 002) Daniel Willcocks: Ask Me Anything

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Daniel Willcocks is an international bestselling author and award-winning podcaster of dark fiction. He is an author coach and founder of Activated Authors; one quarter of digital story studio, Hawk & Cleaver; co-founder of iTunes-busting fiction podcast, ‘The Other Stories’,CEO of horror imprint, Devil’s Rock Publishing, and the host of the ‘Activated Authors' podcast.

Dan is furiously passionate about all things story. He has written 60+ books in five years for himself and on behalf of ghostwriting clients. Dan works with authors to keep their creative flames burning in an activated, and healthy way.

In this episode Dan answers your questions:

  • Did you feel weird showing yourself online? Especially in video form. Did or do you feel anxious about it? If so, what's your take on this?

  • I'd love book coaching advice. Like where to start. -What are your favourite and least favourite tropes in horror, and why?

  • Are there any horror cliches that you love or hate?

  • Have you watched Our Flag Means Death, did you enjoy it?

  • When writing a horror scene, what elements do you find are necessary to set the tone?

  • Author journey and how he got into ghost writing. -Have you always been good at creative writing, did you take courses?

  • How do you deal with self-doubt and overwhelm? Any top tips?

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Special thanks to:

Show theme: Karl Hughes

Show editing: Sam Frost