Mirika Mayo Cornelius’ Q & A on African American Literature And Writing!

Mirika Cornelius answers common questions as an African American author of African American literature ranging from poetry, fictional dramatic stories and even romance, while giving feedback into what creates a full range of African American life in books!

AUGUST 2013 BOOK RELEASES – Murders at Gabriel’s Trails Complete 5 Part Series with Bonus Sins of Bain & Ain’t Quite What I Thought 2!

July 29, 2013
Murders At Gabriel

I’m finally finished with both AUGUST BOOK RELEASES! Murders at Gabriel’s Trails: The Complete 5 Part Series with bonus story Sins of Bain is scheduled to release on August 16th while Ain’t Quite What I Thought 2! is set to release on August 30th! The complete process of writing SINS OF BAIN as the added […]

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An Author’s Book Cover – Does It Really Matter?

July 19, 2013

Authors around the world have come to the task of choosing or creating their own book cover.  Some go for the flash and others for the simple.  Others try the elegant route while there are some authors that have a feel for a more grunge hard look.  The main thing is, authors need book covers […]

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Three Ways To Make Your Book Successful On The Market

July 18, 2013

People define success various ways.  When it comes to being an author and publishing a book, two forms of success come if the book is great and it is readily available to readers.  There are countless people who actually given up on writing or being a published author not because they didn’t have their project […]

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Ain’t Quite What I Thought OFFICIALLY RELEASED! Part 2 In The Works!!

September 28, 2012

I’m so proud to say that Ain’t Quite What I Thought! is my third published novel, and thanks to all the people who have read and will read the book in support of my project. Ain’t Quite What I Thought! is a great addition to my novels, and I do plan on releasing the second […]

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Book Sales Down? Utilize Time With NEW STRATEGY!

May 29, 2012
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Every person, company and author will go through a period of drought or down time. Companies decide to lay off people when this happens to only make the economy’s structure worse. Some people fall on bad times through health scares, debt and more, thus having to regroup, relocate or just plain start over. The fact […]

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Vanessa Williams Reveals She Was Molested As A Ten Year Old Girl By Older Lady…

April 17, 2012

We all just recently found out by personal confession of Vanessa Williams that she was molested by an older of age teen whom was 18 years old. This all happened when Vanessa Williams was 10 years of age. At the time, she didn’t tell, but now that she is a woman herself, she felt it […]

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Three Must Haves To Creating The Perfect Love Making Scene!

March 15, 2012

Perfection is hard to come by, but there is only one way to create the perfect love scene in a novel.   Go ahead and forget about props and too much dialog because those two things simply just won’t do.  The ingredients for the perfect love scene in a movie can’t involve anything outside of tension… […]

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Five MUST HAVES In Any Great Book!

March 13, 2012

Anyone can write a book.  Fair enough.  However, not everyone can write a great book, and this is why it’s important to include at least five specific items that will make the book that you are writing a success.  In this particular case, the word success is defined as great book! A Forward Moving Plot […]

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What Are Characteristics of African American Literature?

November 19, 2011
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The characteristics of African American literature can be endless, however, there are some main features that can generally identify African American stories across the board: Stories are based on real life and family with a HISTORICAL relevance, above any other culture, pertaining to African Americans Stories are taken from the point of view of the […]

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From Where Do I Draw Inspiration For Writing?

November 19, 2011

What inspires me to create the type of suspenseful and dramatic stories that I create comes from a general interest in what I don’t see or read on the market.  Besides that, I love a true, uninhibited story line that draws out the meaning of life and lessons all in one package of shock.  The […]

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Are All African American Stories Based Off Black History?

November 19, 2011
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I have encountered the question from multiple cultures wondering if the bulk of African American stories, or literature, is based on black history, or the experiences of black Americans? Many times, African American writers draw from what they know, or in other words, the truth as they see it, and develop either a fiction or […]

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Is African American Literature An Easy Crossover?

November 19, 2011

It’s been from my own personal experience that other cultures and races engage in reading my books just as much as African Americans.  Therefore, what people call the crossover is very easy due to the fact that many other cultures haven’t the slightest idea about black experiences, and this even follows the smallest item such […]

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Is There A Broad Market For African American Literature?

November 19, 2011

The market is continuously growing for African American literature, and the reason for this is that many African American stories haven’t been told. When I say African American stories, I draw from the fact that there are so many aspects of life and fantasy that have yet to be tapped into from not only an […]

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