I’m Ryan Douglass and I am a proud, slow writer. “Proud” because nowadays writing skill seems linked to the speed at which you can put words into a document, rather than the quality of the words you’re putting down. "Seems." I’m not interested in shitting on writers who write fast, because I’m inspired by them, … Continue reading It’s okay to be a slow writer.
Hey guys! Last week I wrote a piece about YA book twitter, how it works and how I feel it’s not hearing from enough POC in the community. I wrote it mainly to remind everyone that thousands of mediocre books by white authors continue to sneak through the cracks and debut with amazing sales while … Continue reading #AmWritingHonestly: The Power of Writing the Truth
Google “toxic masculinity” and you’re likely to stumble across Ben Shapiro’s National Review article The ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Smear, where he discusses the Left’s war on masculinity and manhood. If you can power through the part where he blames crime in black communities on absent fathers (and fails to address the poverty cycle enforced by white men), … Continue reading The Difference Between Masculinity and Toxic Masculinity
The Hate U Give is Angie Thomas’s highly anticipated debut novel based on the Black Lives Matter movement. It’s now a #1 New York Times Bestseller, with Amandla Stenberg slated to play the lead in its movie adaptation. The book’s big reputation is bound to get even bigger from here. Rare as it is for … Continue reading Why Everyone Needs To Read ‘The Hate U Give’ By Angie Thomas
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