142: YALC special with Dhonielle Clayton
Mr. Stay reports from YALC, the Young Adult Literature Convention in London and speaks to author Dhonielle Clayton about her book The Belles and how it all started with a conversation overheard in a shopping mall, and how every kid can be the hero of their own story.
In this episode you will discover…
- An introduction to Young Adult writing and publishing and why it’s more popular than ever
- Tips from Dhonielle on world building in YA
- How to make an unsympathetic protagonist compelling
- And we discuss diversity and representation in fiction and sensitivity reads for your writing
Here are some of the links we talked about in the show…
- Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bestsellerexperiment
- YALC: https://www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com/index.php/exhibitors/yalc
- Dhonielle’s website: https://www.dhonielleclayton.com/about/
- Dhonielle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brownbookworm
- The writing retreat that Mr. Stay is on – Le Chant de la Cascade: https://lechantdelacascade.com/writing/
- Pernille Hughes’ unboxing video: https://www.facebook.com/pernillehughesauthor/videos/1136937163149899/
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