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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. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
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. Beloved: the Manifestation of Guilt
A brief synopsis of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "Beloved"  by Toni Morrison.
7. 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.
8. An Interview with Author Timothy Michael Carson
A personal interview with new author Timothy Michael Carson, whose first novel "When the Truth Lies" is only the beginning for this Morehouse College student who has Zane for a Publisher.
9. She is Simply Phenomenal
My reflection upon the writings of African-American writer/poet Maya Angelou, and the imprint that her words have left upon my life. Her influence has been profound and eternal.
10. The Horrors of Slavery Exposed
A brief summary of a few influential writers, who wrote autobiographies called “Slave Narratives” which often encouraged support for abolitionists.
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