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A Little More Pie?

I need to apologize.

“Frank” the honest editor contacted me again, asking me to clarify in my blog on his services.

Frank explained that he isn’t in fact offering to “review” my book, but as he clarified, the $2500 would be “for concrete recommendations, for solving the problems and creating a new outline, for new character development, new story material, and a credible denouement now missing.” 303 more words

Writing the Book you want to Read

Think about your perfect book. The kind of book that has a plot that tickles your innermost fancies, with characters that you relate to and are interesting to your thoughts and ideas and with a well fleshed out setting and background that you would find interesting. 266 more words

Writing

So, am I Shakespeare or am I Toni Morrison?

If we can’t trust online polls and quizzes, what can we trust?

An earlier analysis of the Fire Answers Fire manuscript reported here informed me that I was William Shakespeare (as did… 82 more words

Writing

Magical Realism in Afro-Literature

The death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez marks the passing of yet another literary giant.  His presence will be missed but his words are guaranteed to live on through his work.   448 more words

African Lit

Beloved

I knew nothing about Toni Morrison or her novel, Beloved, except that it won a Nobel Prize.

I began reading, and I was hit over the head with a malicious baby ghost, a strange family, and a lurking history. 126 more words

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Unedited Thesis for Comparison Analysis Paper

Divulging into that way that Harriet Jacobs, the protagonist of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, and Toni Morrison, the author of… 20 more words

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl vs Beloved

Published in 1861 in Boston, Harriet Jacobs, speaking through her narrator, Linda Brent, uses these words to first grasp our attention.

“Reader it is not to awaken sympathy for myself that I am telling you truthfully what I suffered.

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