By Laura Nsafou In the long discussion of diversity in literature, the focus is on the characters and their unique perspectives. Many writers pay so much attention to the personas within their story that they end up neglecting one of the biggest indicators of...
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By Laura Nsafou Writing a novel needs a critical mind. There’s a plot, some characters, a setting, and the actual words made into sentences and paragraphs need to have a certain style that brings the aforementioned pieces to life. Unfortunately, many times when...
By Laura Nsafou When Nathalie McGriff at seven years old complained about her skin color and type of hair, her mother decided to do something about it. With Nathalie’s help, her mom not only created a super hero that looked just like Nathalie, she...
By Laura Nsafou NaNoWriMo has arrived! Unfamiliar with the acronym? It's the writing challenge of November--the National Novel Writing Month. You can learn more about it in The List's article Everything you need to know about NaNoWriMo, but the basic goal of...