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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. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Book Clubs Bring Success to Black Authors
There are book clubs specifically devoted to spreading the word about black authors and their books. Black writers often don't receive the mainstream exposure they deserve so it's crucial that they take advantage of the buzz book clubs can provide.
9. We Wear the Mask
A personal look at the poem "We Wear the Mask" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
10. What Black Writing Means Today
I’m sure you’ve heard of African-American Lit but do you know what it pertains? Blacks are writing more books in more genres than ever before. It’s beautiful! Whether you like romance, science fiction or mystery, if you’re a black writer today than the world’s your oyster.
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