CB Lee: We talk about ploting a series, writing YA LGBTA superhero stories, comics, webcomics, and Ikea.


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I, yes just Paul, talk with CB Lee about superheroes, comics, using multiple whiteboards, and constructing a book out of pieces written out of order. We also talk a little about the challenge of labeling books that are inclusive in bookstores and libraries so people can find them.

Andrew had an unexpected conflict and couldn't make it. It was nerve-wracking doing my first solo interview but I think it went pretty well. I definitely paid much more attention to the type of questions Andrew asks the next time we recorded together. There will be a couple more solo episodes coming up but I get better at it. I promise.

CB tries to writes for 30 minutes in the morning trying to hit 1000 words or a particular scene and then tries to schedule additional time throughout the day

Current favorite place to write: Ikea

Written out longhand outlines on 3 different whiteboards
1 large whiteboard with a four-book outline
2 smaller mobile whiteboards for book specific outlining

Word Processors: Scriviner and MS Word

Currently Reading
Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert
Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro
Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger

Current Superhero stories/Comics that were mentioned
Squirrel Girl
Young Avengers
Ms. Marvel
New Super-Man by Gene Luen Yang

Where to Find CB Lee Online
CB-Lee.com links to all the various socials can be found there Twitter: @author_cblee

We talked a little about webcomics and CB was kind enough to email me a list of some suggestions after we talked that I am including here as well.

Wilde Life by Pascalle Lepas (My current favorite! It's paranormal and just really, really cool! Otherworldly? )
MFK by Nilah Magruder
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (now available from Harper Collins!)
Agents of the Realm by Mildred Louis

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