A Little Praise for Streetfiction.org

Recently, we received the following email from a Streetfiction.org reader.

Dear Street Fiction,

Hi, My name is Alicia and I am 14 years old. When I grow older or maybe during my teenage years, I plan to own a SUCCESSFUL Urban Fiction Book Publishing Company. I’ve come to your site many times and really appreciate how you let a sistah know about a book before she ends up getting disappointed. This site provides a clear foresight of the books I am interested in reading and I want to thank you for that. As said before, I am looking to take place in the book publishing world any words of advice, or knowledge to me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for reading this letter, and I am hoping to hear back from you.

Sincerely,

Alicia

P.S. I may only be 14 , but that ain’t gon stop me from doing the damn thang :]

P.P.S. God Bless the whole staff. :]

Thanks Alicia for your comments and reading Street Fiction. There are so many stories of street fiction authors who through hard wok and determination have gone from self-publishing their to work to eventually signing on with big publishers – Teri Woods and K’wan are two examples.

If you want to write street fiction, I have two words of advice:

  1. Read
  2. Write

Read as much street fiction as you can. Discover how each author has their own unique style and then think about how you want to develop your own style that’s different from all the rest. Streetfiction.org offers links to Amazon to purchase books, but if you don’t want to buy the book or can afford to buy a lot of books, go to the library and get them. Ask your neighborhood librarian to purchase books by your favorite authors, tell them about Streetfiction.org so they can learn more about street fiction if it is new to them, or ask the librarian to interlibrary loan the book from another library if they don’t own the title you want and you doubt they are ever going to get it.

Then start writing and don’t stop! Develop a schedule that works for you. Write everyday if you can. After you finished your first story or novel, look it over and then rewrite to make it even better! Then send it out to a publisher (see Publishers on the Links page of Streetfiction.org) or publish it yourself. Vickie Stringer from Triple Crown Publications has a new book that offers a wealth of information on how she started publishing. Good luck to all of you aspiring street fiction authors. We can’t wait to review your books at Streetfiction.org one day!!

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