Sep 13, 2023
In this episode of the "Eternally Amy" podcast, Amy
Liz Harrison discusses with Will Thatcher his book, "Killing Hurt."
The book follows Troy Martin, a recovering addict with a troubled
past, as he embarks on a surfing trip to Nicaragua to find a new
path in sobriety. The episode goes into addiction fiction as a
genre and shows how hard it is for the characters and how deep they
are. Will Thatcher talks about where the story came from and how he
writes flashbacks. Did the book do a good job of showing the long
road to recovery after the initial sobriety? They also talk about
the relationships between the characters, including the mysterious
Andy. Overall, the episode gives a look into the world of fiction
about addiction and how this interesting story came to be. Learn
more by listening to this episode!
In this episode, we also talked about:
Is Addiction Fiction a Unique Literary Genre?
The Complex Character of Troy Martin
Deepening Character Development
The Ongoing Journey of Recovery Beyond Early Sobriety
Who is Andy In The Story?
The Inspirations and Motivations Behind the Book
Will This Get A Sequel?
Exploring Different Aspects of Self
Recovery Outside of Meetings
Continuation of Life Beyond Recovery
Book Link: https://amzn.to/3QJRNkI