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Tim Waggoner

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The one where Tim Waggoner explains why teaching is a gateway drug to learning.

Writers, Ink: Your backstage pass to the world's most prolific authors

Author and teacher Tim Waggoner knows the secrets to refining your writing skill through educating others. During his time as a creative writing professor at Sinclair College, he’s gained a fuller understanding of writing techniques, character-writing psychology, and the editing process. Tim has published more than 50 novels over two decades and is a winner of the Bram Stoker Award and finalist for many others. His latest novel, A Hunter Called Night, is available for preorder on May 9. From Amazon.com: Tim Waggoner’s first novel came out in 2001, and he’s published close to fifty novels and seven collections of short stories since. He writes original fantasy and horror, as well as media tie-ins. His novels include Like Death, considered a modern classic in the genre, and the popular Nekropolis series of urban fantasy novels. He’s written tie-in fiction for Supernatural, Alien, Grimm, the X-Files, Doctor Who, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Transformers, among others. His articles on writing have appeared in Writer’s Digest, Writer’s Journal, and Writer’s Workshop of Horror. He’s won the Bram Stoker Award and been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award, the Scribe Award, and the Splatterpunk Award. In addition to writing, Tim is also a full-time tenured professor who teaches creative writing and composition at Sinclair College. In this episode, you’ll discover: How Tim picked up teaching How to communicate to writing students How to take advantage of luck Links: J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/ J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/ Zach Bohannon - https://zachbohannon.com/ Christine Daigle - https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/ Tim Waggoner - https://www.timwaggoner.com/index.htm A Hunter Called Night - https://books2read.com/HunterNight Best of BookTook - https://bestofbooktok.com/ The Author Life: A Limited Edition Podcast Series Featuring Jeff Elkins - https://theauthorlife.transistor.fm/ J. Thorn’s Rubrics for Writers - https://theauthorlife.com/free-tools/ Proudly sponsored by Kobo Writing Life - https://kobowritinglife.com/ and Atticus - https://www.atticus.io/ and Ghostwriting University - https://www.ghostwritinguniversity.com/ Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com Audio production by Geoff Emberlyn - http://www.emberletter.com/ Website Design by Word & Pixel - http://wordandpixel.com/ Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ *Full disclosure: Some of the links are affiliate links.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/writersink/support

55mins

19 Dec 2022

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Episode 9 - Nekropolis by Tim Waggoner

HyperFixated Persons Unit

Join us as we put on our trench coats and solve crime....zombie crime. In this ep we take on cult book hit Nekropolis. Email us at hyperfixationpod@gmail.com.

1hr 8mins

31 Jul 2022

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DFP #22 - Featuring Tim Waggoner and the Writing in the Dark Workbook

The Dark Fusion Podcast

Hey all, we love our craft-focused episodes here at Dark Fusion and this is one of the best we've done. Tune into us as we talk to Tim Waggoner about writing, teaching, reading, and the darkness we all love. There is so much to learn from this episode and Tim is just the right teacher for the job. 

1hr 31mins

8 Jun 2022

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Tim Waggoner On Ironman St. George, The Importance Of An Open Mind And What It Takes To Get To Kona

YogiTriathlete Podcast

Tim Waggoner joins BJ in this episode as I was in Costa Rica at the time of its recording. Tim or "Lucho," as he’s better known from the Endurance Planet podcast, has a wealth of experience and insight around endurance sports. He always thinks outside the box, and at the age of 50, he is crushing miles and speedy track intervals.We met Tim in 2007 when we sat next to him on an airplane, heading back to Denver following Ironman Arizona - Tim's last pro-race. During that flight, BJ and Tim joined in a conversation that filled the entire flight time and shifted BJ's mindset moving forward. Tim eventually became BJ's coach and remains a mentor for him as he continues to uplevel his game in endurance sports.BJ and Tim recently reconnected in person as they shared the Ironman St. George course last month. Tim's first Ironman in 15 years, a special moment between long-time friends and one that BJ wanted to capture for our listeners. We hope you enjoy this conversation.In this episode, we discuss.- did Tim find his “why” on race day?- pressure to have to do something- being fit and strong at 50- carousel of baggage- expectations and the meaning we give it- what it takes to qualify for Kona- key recipe to attain: easy and fast- new outlook and appreciation on 12+ hour finishers- be open to the light, the higher power- willingness to open your mind- living in the box- what is your purpose- belief in signs- regretsNamaste-Jess

1hr 7mins

6 Jun 2022

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008: Tim Waggoner

Ledger: A Writing Podcast

Terror and delight circle one another in the darkness and Bram Stoker Award-winning author Tim Waggoner is there to guide them directly into your heart. Over the course of more than 50 novels, seven collections, and 20 media tie-in novels Tim has scared, shocked, and entertained readers with his tales of horror. Another thing he's done is teach, both in a classroom and on the page. His non-fiction book Writing In the Dark won the 2020 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement In Non-Fiction and the forthcoming Writing In the Dark: The Workbook expands on the exercises and tools supplied in the first volume. Both are available from Raw Dog Screaming Press and both are magnificent resources for writers.Tim came by Ledger to discuss his teaching, how he stays aware of his stories' potential influence on the real world, and why you'll drop your phone when trying to call 911 as Jason Voorhees sprints toward you. Thank you for listening! Keep writing and keep telling stories. Writing In the Dark - https://rawdogscreaming.com/books/writing-in-the-dark/ Writing In the Dark: The Workbook - https://rawdogscreaming.com/books/writing-in-the-dark-workbook/ Tim Waggoner - https://timwaggoner.com/ My work - https://www.austinRwilson.com

1hr 5mins

18 May 2022

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The Dark Word Podcast #02: Tim Waggoner

The Dark Word

Host Philip Fracassi gets prolix with prolific author of Bram Stoker-award winning Writing in the DarkTim Waggoner has published over fifty novels and seven collections of short stories. He’s written tie-in fiction based on titles such as Supernatural, Grimm, The X-Files, Alien, Doctor Who, and others. He’s also written novelizations for films such as Halloween Kills, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, and Kingsman: The Golden Circle.His articles on writing have appeared in Writer’s Digest, The Writer, and The Writer’s Chronicle. He’s the author of the acclaimed horror-writing guide Writing in the Dark, which won the Bram Stoker Award in 2021. The winner of multiple Stoker awards, Tim has been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award, the Scribe Award, and the Splatterpunk Award. In addition to writing, Tim is a full-time tenured professor who teaches creative writing and composition professor at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio.

34mins

6 Apr 2022

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Recommendation: Writing in the Dark by Tim Waggoner

Sketching Details

Writing in the Dark is a great resource for new and experience horror writers to explore the art, craft, and business of writing modern horror.Read the full article.#31Days: A Collection of Horror Essays, vol. 2 is available to purchase at Ko-fi, Smashwords, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, Kobo, and Amazon.Read my serialized novel Extra Intent on Kindle Vella for free.Check out Haunted: A Slip Story, my new interactive weird fiction collection game available now on itch.io.You can also buy Haunted: A Collection of Weird Fiction at my Ko-fi or where eBooks are sold.Buy my books at Ko-fi or sign up for a monthly membership for exclusive articles and stories. Join the Fanhouse for free with code SDTESTING for exclusive photos, videos, and behind the scenes content.Shop the Sketching Details Merch Store.Shop Books-A-Million.Shop boohooMAN.Follow.★ Support this podcast ★

3mins

12 Jan 2022

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HALLOWEEN KILLS Novelist Tim Waggoner Interview!

We Watched A Movie Podcast

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2hr

21 Aug 2021

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The Social Commentary of IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (w/Tim Waggoner)

TheNecronomi.Com

Author joins us to talk about IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS. We explore the themes of insanity, isolation, destiny vs free will, religion, and more.

1hr 55mins

22 Feb 2021

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343: Writing in the Dark: How to Write Horror - Interview with Tim Waggoner

DIY MFA Radio

Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Tim Waggoner. Tim is a critically-acclaimed author of over fifty novels and seven short story collections. He writes original dark fantasy and horror, as well as media tie-ins. He’s also the author of a comprehensive book on writing horror called Writing in the Dark. His novels include Like Death, which is considered a modern classic in the horror genre, and the popular Nekropolis series of urban fantasy novels. He’s written tie-in fiction for Supernatural, Grimm, the X-Files, Doctor Who, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Alien, and Transformers, among other properties, and he’s written novelizations for films such as Kingsman: the Golden Circle and Resident Evil: the Final Chapter. His articles on writing have appeared in Writer’s Digest, The Writer, Writer’s Journal, Writer’s Workshop of Horror, and Where Nightmares Come From. In 2017 he received the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction, and he’s been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award, the Scribe Award, and the Splatterpunk Award. His fiction has appeared several times in the Year’s Best Hardcore Horror, and he’s received numerous Honorable Mentions in volumes of Best Horror of the Year. In 2016, the Horror Writers Association honored him with the Mentor of the Year Award. In addition to writing, he’s also a full-time tenured professor who teaches creative writing and composition at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio.   In this episode Tim and I discuss: Where different kinds of horror writing fit in relation to other speculative genres. How psychology plays into the crafting of a horror story. Why horror is not just plot and what it’s really about instead. Plus, his #1 tip for writers. For more info and show notes: diymfa.com/343

49mins

3 Feb 2021

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