Monday, October 23, 2023
Sad Me of the Past Podcast

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Welcome to the first episode of Sad Me of the Past, where we invite an established writer to revisit a piece they wrote in their tender years that fills them with affection, regret, nostalgia, embarrassment, relief, delight, all of the above, or something else entirely. Just as an infant must take those early, brave, awkward steps when learning to walk, we writers must make our own early, brave, awkward efforts as we set out on the journey of mastering our craft.

We have two guests with us today, Dave Kajganich and Vinnie Wilhelm, here to share some of their early, sophomoric writing and talk process, progress and new projects. In part one of today's podcast, Dave shares a short story that he wrote in high school entitled "Martin Cowell Boom Boom Dead." Part Two will follow.

Dave Kajganich grew up in rural Ohio and studied fiction writing at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He now lives in Los Angeles and writes and produces for film and television, including A Bigger Splash, Suspiria, The Terror, and Bones and All.

Vinnie Wilhelm graduated from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 2004. He has published a collection of short stories, In the Absence of Predators, and currently lives in Los Angeles, where he has written for a bunch of TV shows, including Manhattan, The Terror, Castle Rock and Penny Dreadful.