24 minutes | Apr 11, 2021

86 - Rebecca Christiansen - Making Mayhem [Public Limited Version]

Rebecca Christiansen’s novel, We Make Mayhem (2020) can be found here: https://www.wattpad.com/story/212324557-we-make-mayhem-boyxboy Her earlier work, Maybe in Paris (2017) can be found here: https://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/books/Maybe-in-Paris/Rebecca-Christiansen/9781510708808 Rebecca’s Letter exchange with Frank Brosell is here: https://letter.wiki/conversation/153 For more of Rebecca’s wonderful letters: https://letter.wiki/RebeccaChristiansen/conversations Rebecca on Medium: https://medium.com/@rebeccachristiansen Follow Rebecca on Twitter: @rebeccarightnow Further References Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger (2002) and The Book Thief (2005) David Levithan, Boy Meets Boy (2005) Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (2015) Laurie Forest, The Black Witch (2021) I know I’m late.. Every so often, a tweet or meme will go… | by Becky Albertalli | Medium: https://medium.com/@rebecca.albertalli/i-know-im-late-9b31de339c62 Black Mirror (TV Series 2011– ) - IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2085059/ Iain Banks, The Business (1999) Joe Rogan interviews Elon Musk: Joe Rogan Experience #1169 - Elon Musk - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycPr5-27vSI Salvation (TV Series 2017–2018) - IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6170874/ Samuel Richardson, Clarissa; or, The History of a Young Lady: Comprehending the Most Important Concerns of Private Life. And Particularly Shewing, the Distresses that May Attend the Misconduct Both of Parents and Children, In Relation to Marriage (1748). An account of how Richardson composed the novel can be found in T. C. Duncan Eaves and Ben D. Kimpel, Samuel Richardson: A. Biography (1971). The 36 Questions That Lead to Love - The New York Times (nytimes.com): https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/09/style/no-37-big-wedding-or-small.html Timestamps 1:20 We Make Mayhem 7:43 Elon Musk and dating apps 13:27 Rebecca’s development as a writer 16:42 I read the opening chapter of We Make Mayhem 24:29 Wattpad responses to We Make Mayhem 28:58 Young Adult fiction 36:42 The publishing industry 38:58 Rebecca’s main influences as a writer 42:13 Why Rebecca writes in the voice of a young gay man 44:06 More on Maybe in Paris and Rebecca reads an excerpt 49:17 Advice for budding writers
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