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Jay Smith

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Jay Smith is an award-winning author, audio dramatist, and podcaster responsible for the acclaimed audio horror series HG World and the pulp super-heroine radio serial Hidden Harbor Mysteries.

Jay's other works include the short story collection Seven til Sunrise, the gamer-geek satire Rise of the Monkey Lord, and the upcoming how-to book Anatomy of an Audio Drama. Jay appears on various podcasts including Behind the Screams, The Chronic Rift, and The Batcave Podcast.

Jay holds a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Seton Hill University and lives in Central PA with his wife, kids, and a neurotic sneaky weirdo polydactyl cat.

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Jay Smith A mild, yet effective laxative and a reminder that writing is just like any job and there is a work product involved. If I can't sit for 8 hours at my…moreA mild, yet effective laxative and a reminder that writing is just like any job and there is a work product involved. If I can't sit for 8 hours at my day job and produce nothing, I sure as hell cannot waste a day pondering the depths of my belly button pretending the muses have abandoned me. If the story isn't working, there's research to do. If not that, there's plotting, re-reading, new reading, and other related tasks to perform.(less)
Jay Smith Live a life. Explore. Fail. Struggle and fail again. Know what it is like the be hurt and hate and feel all the negative things people tell you to…moreLive a life. Explore. Fail. Struggle and fail again. Know what it is like the be hurt and hate and feel all the negative things people tell you to avoid. Make a mistake and hit a wall. Then use that pain in your fiction. Your pain and conflict are the core of drama.(less)
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“When you're all alone out there, on the end of the typewriter, with each new story a new appraisal by the world of whether you can still get it up or not, arrogance and self-esteem and deep breathing are all you have. It often looks like egomania. I assure you it's the bold coverup of the absolutely terrified.”
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“I'm very much aware in the writing of dialogue, or even in the narrative too, of a rhythm. There has to be a rhythm with it … Interviewers have said, you like jazz, don’t you? Because we can hear it in your writing. And I thought that was a compliment.”
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“I don’t think I shall ever find peace till I make up my mind about things,’ he said gravely. He hesitated. ‘It’s very difficult to put into words. The moment you try you feel embarrassed. You say to yourself: “Who am I that I should bother myself about this, that, and the other? Perhaps it’s only because I’m a conceited prig. Wouldn’t it be better to follow the beaten track and let what’s coming to you come?” And then you think of a fellow who an hour before was full of life and fun,and he’s lying dead; it’s all so cruel and meaningless. It’s hard not to ask yourself what life is all about and whether there’s any sense to it or whether it’s all a tragic blunder of blind fate.”
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