What Langston Hughes Taught Me About Writing

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What known historically famous writers, like Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, have taught me is that writing (far as fiction, / non-fiction, poetry, novelist type writing), is not about making money. This is why the debate between Traditional and Self-Publishing is so silly to me. Both have important benefits to the book publishing field but none of them are guaranteed money makers. Though I write for a “living” I can honestly say, with my integrity intact, that I have written not one book and not one poem with the intent to make money and anyone who thinks I write books for money doesn’t know me at all. I don’t think any real writer sits back and says, “Self, lets’ get this best seller on out the way shall we?” Personally, I write because I love doing it and I publish because I…

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