The Publishing Process

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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Bruce Alford

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  1. 01 Jul, 2018
    Reading Go, Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
    A Good Novel Without a Story I just completed Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman. I came to it late, was reluctant to read it because of the bad press it received. But I wanted to see how similar it was to Dixie Salvage which is also set in the South and features a bigoted character (bigoted yet lovable). The cover blurb to “Watchman” is misleading. It suggests that the book deals with the politics of the South set against the backdrop of Civil Rights tensions and the political turmoil that were
  2. 15 Jun, 2018
    One Black Guy in the Corner
    Many writers of color have learned that writing about their particular cultures keeps readers returning. I was never one to use race as a calling card, but after years of avoiding the elephant I think it's time  to say some things -- at least to myself. I have never liked talking about this  In The Souls of Black Folk W.E.B Du Bois describes two worlds : a world behind a veil and another lived without the veil.  Some believe this duality no longer exists for African Americans because so much
  3. 15 Jun, 2018
    Genres
    The purpose of the following is to provide more context so that you can better understand the author and his place in the field of writing. Mysteries and Crime Novels The mystery and crime genre is one of the most popular.  It usually begins with a crime or murder which is solved by a  sleuth.  The convention demands that the crime or murder either be solved or at least revealed.  This genre also contains character types: the amateur detective, such as Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple.  Another