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Writing – after taking days off – is like doing squats.
I hate doing squats. They hurt like hell. I’m one of those few black guys with underdeveloped glutes. In other words I have no ass. My cousins used to call me back-two-legs, meaning I had a back and two legs with no ass – which equals very little ass muscles. That means squats are really …
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Writing is not lonely when you have great characters!
I’ve often been asked, “Is writing lonely?” Some people even say, “I could never do that! I’d be bored out of my mind.” Fascinating characters will help you overcome loneliness. They’ll make you want to spend as much time with them as you can. Why? Because they’ll be real to you in the world you’ve …
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Writers are not born. They create themselves.
I received an email from a lady saying “God has blessed you with a great talent.” While I certainly appreciated the complement, I don’t believe what the lady was saying was exactly true. I believe in God and I thank him for all of my blessings – water, food, clothing, fairly decent family – but …
5 Urban Lit Titles for Mother’s Day
Ah, Mother’s Day. A day for mom to relax. To be pampered. To have people cleaning up after her for once and letting her do what she wants. If you’ve got a mom (or wife) who loves urban and street lit, this year you can surprise her with books that are right up her alley. …
Book Review: “Sex, Sin, and Survival” with Caroline McGill’s Guns & Roses
Do you like to get nasty? No, I mean really nasty? If so, you are in for a treat with the latest anthology that Caroline McGill has put together. Calling on four of the hotter urban writers out there – Erick S. Gray, Justin Amen Floyd, Raheem Bounty Hoyte, and Miz –Guns & Roses compiles …
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Event: The 2nd Annual Baltimore Urban Book Festival
Mark your calendars, readers. In just under a month, Baltimore is holding the 2nd annual Baltimore Urban Book Festival! Sunday, May 6 from 1-8pm at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, you can see some of your favorite urban authors live and in person. Presented by Author Chris Hicks, AAMBC and The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers …
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What’s the Difference Between Street Lit and Urban Fiction?
As someone who writes and publishes both of these genres, I get this question a lot. Actually, more than the question, I get people who lump both of these genres together, and I have to say that I find that a little bit frustrating. It would be like someone lumping Twilight in with Lord of …
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Review of the New iPad 3 as an eReader
Everyone knows that the new iPad 3 is an amazing tablet computer. It’s fast, powerful, versatile, and the resolution is fantastic – not that you’re likely to notice since the human eye simply can’t tell the difference in detail at a certain point, but it’s still pretty cool. Of course, none of you care about …
Romance Lessons: How New Reports on Where Romance Books Are Sold Can Make You a Better Marketer
There was a great article on Media Bistro recently about who is buying romance books, and I thought it was something that could be applied quite easily to help all writers – but especially those who write ebooks – to market themselves better. I don’t want to simply repeat the information in the article here, …
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