Interview With The Amazon Bestselling Author & YouTube Sensation Antoine Bandele (fantasy writer)

Today, we have an interview with the Amazon bestselling author and YouTube sensation, Antoine Bandele. Antoine has written many books in the fantasy genre, including Tales From Esowan, Sky Pirate Chronicles, and TJ Young & The Orishas, among other stories. Antoine is positive, captivating, prolific and a ‘jack of all trades’ across a number of different fields.

Timings for the questions and the answers are as follows:

1) Where do you come from and how did this place influence your writings? – 0:54
2) You write in the fantasy genre, including adventure fantasy, dark fantasy and African-American fantasy. What three things inspired you to write in this genre and these subgenres? – 2:52
3) You are an Amazon bestselling author. Why do you think readers have enjoyed your books so much? – 6:20
4) What tips would you give authors aspiring to become Amazon bestselling authors? – 8:47
5) You are also a YouTube star with over 270,000 subscribers. What kind of content do you post on your channel, and who is the target audience for it? – 10:43
6) What is unique about your content that makes viewers regularly return to watch it? – 13:20
7) Coming back to your books, which character, in any of your stories, is the most like you? And how? – 14:53
8) On a meta-level, what do your stories mean to you? – 16:28
9) Would you ever consider writing a book in another genre, outside of fantasy? If so, what genre or genres would it be in? – 18:13
10) If you could go back in time and speak with a younger Antoine Bandele, what advice you give him about the writing process? – 20:41
11) What is the hardest part of the writing process for you? And does this same issue apply to making YouTube videos as well? – 22:28
12) How has writing changed you as a person? – 24:01
13) Are you writing another book at present? If so, can you tell us a bit about what it is about? – 25:51
14) Outside of writing and YouTubing, what do you like to do in your spare time? – 28:20
After interview 1) If you enjoy reading fantasy (whether it adventure fantasy, African-American fantasy, YA fantasy, or dark fantasy), check out Antoine’s books NOW – 29:43
After interview 2) If you enjoy watching Geek-related material, particularly surrounding Avatar: The Last Airbender, check out and subscribe to Antoine’s YouTube channel NOW – 30:06
After interview 3) Shout out to my debut fantasy novella, The Sultan’s Daughter – 30:19

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P.E. Gilbert is a blogger, writing consultant and the author of the fantasy novella – The Sultan’s Daughter. He spent over ten years writing a fantasy series and made a boatload of mistakes along the way. Now, he gives writing tips, using practical examples from fiction and fantasy, to help make writing easier for those wanting to construct great narratives.

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