I like the interview because it shows that most of us are real people, not serial killers with pen names! Totally agree how once you get your characters upright and moving about, they can really surprise you with their actions! I live in the city near garages, bus hubs, trains, and neighbors who communicate by shouting into each others faces, so I have to have music to drown them out. I have found that instrumental jazz and blues works well because it creates flow. Go Team Tim!
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Part of that has to do with the themes that can be dealt with in horror in a unique way, like death, the afterlife, the supernatural, evil, the darkness in human nature. It is true that I like to read and write horror to explore those themes, even though I don’t usually like stories that are simplistic and overly moralistic (I do love complex layers of meaning when you don’t notice until you really start mulling over the story after reading). I keep that answer ready for most people who ask because it’s easy to understand and package even if one isn’t really drawn to the horror aesthetic.
But honestly, I mostly like spooky, creepy books, for the same reason I like vanilla ice cream over chocolate, even though my dad thinks…
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