Making a Career out of Writing

Eight mistakes I made balancing my role as a mom and an author

Not taking some time out to focus on just being a Mom. I’ve been working since the day my little one was born. I’ve never taken a break to just enjoy being around her. Get into a rhythm of being a Mom. I’m more scatterbrained than ever. And a schedule for us, It doesn’t exist. …

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The Black Writer’s Inferiority Complex

Black people who consume mainstream media are bombarded with negative images about themselves. Unless making a proper effort, black people won’t see positive representations of themselves in books, movies, and other media. Everyone, under the right conditions, is susceptible to feeling inferior to others. But Black Americans are particularly vulnerable due to this lack of …

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Writing Black Characters

I’m not sure how much I’ve told you about the characters in my thesis. Probably nothing because in general, I like to keep everything about my stories a secret until I’m satisfied with them. But I will say this: my main characters are black. Race does not determine my characters’ personality attributes, but I wanted …

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Tips for Starting Your Thesis

I shouldn’t have started my thesis, yet.  And I should have followed the advice of all those who have gone before me.  I am in way over my head. I’m finishing up my master’s degree– if an entire year remaining counts as finishing up– and it has been an extremely tumultuous journey.  Here is some …

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