Welcome to the Ink Heist podcast, which is devoted to dark genre fiction, featuring hosts Rich Duncan, Shane Douglas Keene, Laurel Hightower and a whole bevy of authors and other interesting guests for your listening and enlightening pleasure. We are a very irreverent, often linguistically explicit broadcast so we highly recommend you use discretion when listening around easily influenced young ones or anyone who is easily offended. We would like to thank the band Secret Smoker for allowing us to use their song “Crushed by Air” to kick-off and finish the podcast.
This week, we went a little off script and decided to record an impromptu solo show. We occasionally veered off course, which is totally on brand, but it was a really fun and honest conversation where we just sat around talking about various aspects of the craft of writing. While we agree on a lot of things, I still thought it was fun to see how we approached certain things as we’re all at different stages of our writing journey and hope you find it interesting too. Some of the things we touched on this week were the benefits of reviewing for those interested in writing fiction, writers starting their journey, Laurel growing up in a writing household, getting over fear, “lost” works, Shane’s poetry, Josh Malerman’s Carpenter’s Farm, authors that influence our own writing, the origins of how we named the website and so much more. Check out our conversation now right here on Ink Heist or on your favorite streaming service.