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features African American Classic Books and books across the diaspora, readers guide for book clubs, tips for readers and writers, chapter excerpt from Mrs. Griffin is Missing and Other Stories
a website about Frances E. Williams, actress/activist, profile of her friend Charlotte Bass, publisher and editor of the California Eagle newspaper; chapter excerpt from her biography Meet it, Greet it, and Defeat it; Her work on Frank's Place, Showboat, and Salt of the Earth; list of books from the Harlem Renaissance.
I’m always looking for ways to improve my writing. I try to write every day; I keep a journal. Whenever I read a particularly good book, I write a review for myself. Sometimes I’m so impressed with the author’s writing style, the seamless way in which a story is told combining all the right elements, in the right proportion, I study the author’s technique; not for the purpose of imitating his/or her style, but to understand what makes one author’s writing stand out from…Continue
Most writers know that writing is a solitary activity. On the one hand, when I write I need as few distractions as possible to get my thoughts in order, to hear the muse speak to me, and to block obstacles to creativity. (Well, maybe a little music helps.) On the other hand, I also need to participate in activities that will stimulate me, enhance my knowledge of my chosen field, and broaden my experience as a writer. That’s why I find occasionally attending…Continue