The author of Nobody’s Magic considers what happens when you lust after your own characters.
The author of Nobody’s Magic reflects on writing in African American Vernacular English.
The author of Nobody’s Magic shares lessons from writing an unlikable nonnormative character.
“I was using the text as a future image of what my own life could be.” —Shayla Lawz, author of speculation, n.
“In the mornings—or when I roll over from a dream—there’s only God and me talking to each other.” —Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, author of The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois
“The words start to feel like they’re punching my skull from the inside.” —Brian Broome, author of Punch Me Up to the Gods
“Writing is revision. Period. That’s not glamorous, but it is rewarding.” —Robert Jones Jr., author of The Prophets
“There are so many ways.” —Destiny O. Birdsong, author of Negotiations
“Write with yourself and your own healing in mind, before you think of anyone else.” —Cicely Belle Blain, author of Burning Sugar
“I write sporadically and edit often.” —francine j. harris, author of Here Is the Sweet Hand