Here’s Shawnda Patterson telling us how she wrote her first book, The Dating Game: How To Find Yourself While Looking for Mr. Right. Love how she explains her process for independent publication.
Associated Press Sportswriter Cliff Brunt
Originally published in The Atlantic, May 9, 2016.
In the summer of 2001, my family and I moved into the Prospect-Lefferts Garden neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. I was 25. My partner was 24. Our son was 11 months. Prospect-Lefferts Garden is a lovely neighborhood marked by quiet streets and some of the most beautiful architecture in the city. There are several blocks lined with perfectly preserved limestones and brownstones. There is a strong sense of community. Block parties are a tradition. And for those of us who fear the suburbs, Flatbush Avenue hums at the neighborhood’s border. When we moved into the neighborhood, it was predominantly black. A haircut was a two-minute walk away. Great jerk chicken was everywhere. My best friend from college lived on the same block. On Friday evenings you could find us out on his stoop with Jack and Coke in hand (which we drank that back then), watching the world go by.
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I love James Cameron’s body of work. In this video, he shares his top 10 rules for success.
Discovered this video on YouTube. Haven’t used it for a writing session yet, but I intend on doing so within the next few days.
This is on my to-do list. Just need to write the script and get with the right artist.