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Here are the top ten articles for the African American Lit Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. August Wilson's The Piano Lesson
August Wilson's play "The Piano Lesson" teaches us about family and heritage.
2. The Black man who led a Revolution
In celebration of Black History month. A look at the impact of Black Men like our Haiti Revolutionary Toussaint L’Ouverture and "The Black Jacobins" written by a brother named C.L.R. James.
3. Things to Avoid When Writing Interracial Romance
Interested in writing an interracial romance book? I don't blame you. Interracial romance is one of the biggest sellers in the romance genre. Find out how to make your interracial romance sparkle and stand out from the pack.
4. Yes You Do Need Book Reviews
The idea of seeking out book reviews can make an author cringe with fright but they are a vital part of the promotional process. I spell out ways to make the review hunt easier by highlighting tips that will help you along the way.
5. Benefits of Writing a Series
Have you noticed the rising popularity of writing a series in the writing industry? Commercially published and self-published authors are finding outrageous success with series.
6. Black Writers Embrace Self-Publishing
Self-publishing has proven a great option for many but it's opened a world of endless possibilities to encourage the creative growth of black writers especially. There are more options than ever for authors to get their work in the door.
7. We Wear the Mask
A personal look at the poem "We Wear the Mask" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
8. Stock Photos for Black Books
You're a writer interested in self-publishing but are stumped when it comes to finding photos that will fit your book. Whether you're looking for the perfect book cover photo or photos to imbed within your work, these sites will lead you to professional images of African-Americans.
9. Do Not Skip on Editing
Are you an aspiring writer who is dying to publish your book but cannot afford an editor? Skipping the editing process is never a good idea but there are options for getting eyes on your books without having to pay for it.
10. Priceless Novels from Four Timeless Brothers
A brief summation of four selected works by Frederick Douglass, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, and John A. Williams to encourage readers to explore these writings further.
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