S3E18 - Chatting With Emma Newman


Manage episode 230878375 series 165911
By Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio streamed directly from their servers.
In this episode I chat to celebrated SF & Fantasy author Emma Newman about fae, fabulism, fear and finding futures. Emma talks about her early love of stories, why she stopped writing for a decade, and how she got over it. We chat about faeries and patriarchy, inventing future technologies, and writing good characters who manage mental health challenges like anxiety or post-natal depression. We also cover roleplaying (because I will take literally any excuse to gab about RPGs) and ways to beat procrastination and creative fear. This is a great episode to listen to if you want to know: - how can I get writing again if I've stopped? - how can I create believable new technologies in Science Fiction? - how can I use SFF to explore themes? - can I turn my roleplaying sessions into a book? I really enjoyed this one! If you'd like to check out some of Emma's work, here's a - not even exhaustive! - list of her novels. Her latest is ATLAS ALONE, which is due out in a couple of weeks so you can either pre-order or buy below depending on when you're reading this. Try her fae Fantasy quintet, THE SPLIT WORLDS: BETWEEN TWO THORNS: https://wordery.com/between-two-thorns-emma-newman-9781682303764#oid=1908_1 ANY OTHER NAME: https://wordery.com/any-other-name-emma-newman-9781682303771#oid=1908_1 ALL IS FAIR: https://wordery.com/all-is-fair-emma-newman-9781682303788#oid=1908_1 A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE: https://wordery.com/a-little-knowledge-emma-newman-9781682302910#oid=1908_1 ALL GOOD THINGS: https://wordery.com/all-good-things-emma-newman-9781682306161#oid=1908_1 Or if SF is more your thing, try the PLANETFALL books: PLANETFALL: https://wordery.com/planetfall-emma-newman-9781473223851#oid=1908_1 AFTER ATLAS: https://www.amazon.co.uk/After-Atlas-Planetfall-Emma-Newman/dp/1473223873 BEFORE MARS: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Before-Mars-Planetfall-Emma-Newman/dp/147322389X ATLAS ALONE: https://wordery.com/atlas-alone-emma-newman-9781473223929#oid=1908_1 If you'd like to support me, the podcast and all the things I'm putting out into the world, if you like what I do and would like me to do more of it, and if you'd like to be the first to read my brand new novel, please help me by pre-ordering a copy of THE ICE HOUSE. It's got an old lady pulled out of retirement for one last job, a 400-year-old forensic pathologist field medic battle nun looking to bring down an empire, psychedelics, dungeon crawls, jungle adventures, a locked-room murder mystery, intrigue, romance, minotaurs, a secret testing facility, giant sentient beetles, immortal mutant aristocrats, knife fights, an angel, larceny and ancient menaces rising from the depths. You're going to dig it and it helps me so much. Here are some places you can order now: Mr B's Emporium are an indie bookstore who deliver worldwide - I'll sign all pre-ordered copies from here: mrbsemporium.com/shop/books/the-ice-house/ Wordery: https://wordery.com/the-ice-house-tim-clare-9781786894816#oid=1908_1 Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ice-House-Tim-Clare/dp/1786894815/ Or ask at your local bricks and mortar bookshop. If you'd like to read a story about a 13 year old girl investigating a secret society in 1930s Norfolk, grab a copy of my novel, THE HONOURS: https://wordery.com/the-honours-tim-clare-9781782114765#oid=1908_1 If you'd like to sign up to my free Weekly Writing Workout, here's the sign up form: eepurl.com/gbmfcP Here's my author page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/timclarepoet/ Here's my Twitter page: twitter.com/TimClarePoet And here's my website where you can submit your first pages or just get in touch and say hello: www.timclarepoet.co.uk And if you'd like to support the podcast, here's my Ko-fi page: www.ko-fi.com/timclare

157 episodes available. A new episode about every 5 days averaging 71 mins duration .