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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. 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.
3. The Harlem Renaissance and Female Poets
Read profiles on Harlem Renaissance Poets Georgia Douglas Johnson and Gwendolyn Bennett.
4. 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.
5. Patches of Grey by Roy L. Pickering Jr.
A review of "Patches of Grey" a tale of reckless ambition, boundless optimism, ironclad convictions, bitter disillusionment, the complexity of race relations, the confusion of self-exploration, naivete of first love, inevitability of heartbreak, and the demise of innocence.
6. Bronx Masquerade—A Gem for Teen Readers
Book review of an amazing novel for teens. It tackles the all too familiar struggle for indentity that all teens face.
7. We Wear the Mask
A personal look at the poem "We Wear the Mask" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
8. 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.
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. Sunday Morning Secrets by Shirlita K. McFarland
A review of the book that reveals secrets from the Pulpit to the Club and beyond in "Sunday Morning Secrets" by Shirlita McFarland.
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