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Tarl "Voice" Hoch

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Tarl is primarily a writer in the horror and erotica genres, though he also dips his toes in fantasy and science fiction when the mood dictates.

He is also one of the hosts of the writing podcast Fangs and Fonts (http://www.fangsandfonts.com/) and is a member of the Furry Writer's Guild (http://furrywritersguild.com/)

When not writing, he is busy serving his feline overlords and searching for new places to walk or hike.

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Tarl "Voice" Hoch I tend to prefer the familiar roads with a new guide verses taking a totally alien (and you are right, gross) direction with the horror.
The thing…more
I tend to prefer the familiar roads with a new guide verses taking a totally alien (and you are right, gross) direction with the horror.
The thing with what terrifies us as people is that it doesn't change. Generally humans are afraid of the same things, the same tropes, the same phobias. They are hardwired into our bodies, so it makes sense to use them when trying to freak out a reader. That said, I have nothing but respect for writers who are able to take those familiar fears/situations and turn them around in some new and creative manner.
With those that try the new route and experimentation, if they succeed, awesome. However generally they tend to lean on things that are hard wired into humans as well, such as things that squig us out or gross us out rather than trying to find new ways to scare us.
For myself, I tend to lean towards things that scare me, or that I know scare those around me or the populous in general. But they also have to be things I experience or have some sort of investment in.
Terrorism, for example, isn't so much of a fear for Canadians as it is for Americans, so I won't write a story involving it. I understand the fear, but don't have the same fear that others have, so I won't do it justice if I wrote something involving it.
I hope that helps to explain it. If not, let me know and I will take another stab at it. :)(less)
Tarl "Voice" Hoch Lovecraft Unbound is a good collection of stories in the Lovecraftian style. Probably one of the best I've come across.

Oddly, there aren't a lot of…more
Lovecraft Unbound is a good collection of stories in the Lovecraftian style. Probably one of the best I've come across.

Oddly, there aren't a lot of standalone books out there with Lovecraftian themes that I've come across all in all.

Charles Stross' Laundry Series is a good series if you enjoy a weird mix of geekery, spy fiction, and books of the paranormal/urban fantasy bend.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

Sea of Ash by Scott Thomas was a really bizarre but lovely Lovecraftian read. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

It depends on if you want Lovecraftian horror or if you want Lovecraftian mythos. (horror is how insignificant we are as humans in the face of the universe, mythos is the monsters of Lovecraft.)(less)
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