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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. 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.
2. How to Manage Online Promotion
Many authors rely on online promotion and social networking to get the word out about their books. Successful online promotion can lead to burnout so having a solid plan of action can save the day.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. We Wear the Mask
A personal look at the poem "We Wear the Mask" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
8. For Colored Girls by Tyler Perry
A review of the movie “For Colored Girls” screenplay adapted by Tyler Perry from the choreopoem “For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” by Ntozake Shange.
9. Beloved: the Manifestation of Guilt
A brief synopsis of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "Beloved"  by Toni Morrison.
10. 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.
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