Urban Literature


WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT ICEBERG SLIM AND DONALD GOINES’ JOURNEY, WOULD ONE DAY BIRTH THIS GENRE KNOWN AS URBAN LITERATURE OR STREET LITERATURE?

THIS GENRE HAS SPAWNED MANY TALENTED WRITERS.
WE ENJOY THIS GENRE BECAUSE MANY OF US CAN IDENTIFY WITH THE CHARACTERS AND SITUATIONS, AS THEY ARE MOSTLY BASED ON LIFE AS SOME OF US KNOW IT.

PEOPLE WORK VERY HARD TO REALIZE THEIR DREAMS, SOME SEEK TO BECOME AUTHORS, PUBLISHERS, PUBLICISTS, PRODUCERS, AGENTS, OTHERS TO OWN A BOOK STORE, WHILE OTHERS SEEK TO CREATE A REPUTABLE BOOK CLUB.

ALL OF THESE REQUIRE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF HARD WORK, FOCUS AND DRIVE.
YOU TOO CAN ACHIEVE SUCCESS, WITH A LOT OF HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION.

WHILE I AM BY NO MEANS AFFILIATED WITH THE URBAN LITERATURE BUSINESS, I AM ACQUAINTED WITH ALOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE INVOLVED IN THIS INDUSTRY.

MANY OF THE URBAN LITERATURE WRITERS, HAVE YET TO MAKE IT INTO MAINSTREAM PUBLISHING HOUSES.

NOT THAT THEY’RE NOT GOOD AT WHAT THEY DO, BUT BECAUSE OF THE PROPAGANDA, IMAGE, DECORUM AND DICTION CONSTRUED BY MAINSTREAM AMERICAN PUBLISHING AS UNACCEPTABLE. MAINSTREAM AMERICAN PUBLISHING IS LEERY ABOUT BEING AFFILIATED WITH SAID ENTITITES.

WHILE YOU MAY BE GIFTED IN THE AREA OF WRITING, UNTIL YOU GET PAID FOR IT, ITS JUST A HOBBY.

A LOT OF THESE TALENTED WRITERS BECOME SELF PUBLISHED, TO RETAIN CREATIVE CONTROL AS WELL AS TO AVOID THE CONSTRAINTS OF LARGER URBAN PUBLISHING HOUSES, WHO THOUGH NOT MAINSTREAM IN THE LARGER SENSE OF THE WORLD, BUT POWERHOUSES ON THE URBAN LIT SCENE .

A PROFESSIONAL IS SOMEONE WHO HAS MASTERED A COMPLEX BODY OF KNOWLEDGE.
IF ONE HAS MASTERED THIS , PERSONAL FEELINGS , SHOULD NEVER INTERFERE WITH THE BUSINESS AT HAND

IN ANY GIVEN FORUM PROFESSIONALISM, SHOULD BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE VENTURE.

“PROFESSIONALS” (AND I DO USE THE TERM VERY LOOSELY), IN THIS GENRE ARE OFTEN NOT ADEQUATELY TRAINED AND MORE OFTEN THAN NOT LET THEIR PERSONAL OPINIONS HINDER THEIR GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT ON THE BUSINESS FRONT.

OFTEN ONE MAY BE FACED WITH A SITUATION WHERE THEY HAVE VERY STRONG OPINIONS ABOUT A PARTICULAR SUBJECT, THIS IS WHERE ONE MUST RISE TO THE CHALLENGE AND REMAIN PROFESSIONAL THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE DEAL.

A PROFESSIONAL, SHOULD NOT LET THEIR PERSONAL OPINIONS OVERSHADOW THEIR DEMEANOR AND CONDUCT THEMSELVES IN A MANNER BEFITTING THEIR POSITION.

CALLING YOUR ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT URBAN LIT WRITERS ARE DEEMED THE UNDERDOGS, WHEN WE THINK, ACT AND FEEL CERTAIN WAYS ABOUT AN ISSUE WE MUST KEEP IN MIND THAT THE WORLD IS WATCHING.

WHEN AN OPINION IS VOICED IN A PUBLIC FORUM, MANY EYES BEHOLD THE MISSIVE. THE PERSON VIEWING THE PASSAGES VERY WELL MAY HAVE BEEN THE PERSON WHO WOULD HAVE TAKEN THAT AUTHOR’S CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL IN THE LITERARY INDUSTRY, BUT BASED ON THE ACTIONS, THAT PROSPECT IS NOW A FADED MEMORY.

WHEN OTHERS SEEK TO BESMIRCH THE CHARACTERS OF INNOCENT PEOPLE, IT SPEAKS VOLUMES ABOUT THE CHARACTERS OF THE OFFENDING PARTIES.
TO HAVE YOUR DREAM(S) DASHED, BECAUSE OF THE ASSININE, IDIOTIC BEHAVIOR ON THE PART OF SOMEONE, WHOSE DREAM THIS WASN’T, IS ABSURD.

IN HINDSIGHT THE SITUATION(S) COULD HAVE BEEN HANDLED DIFFERENTLY. IT COULD HAVE BEEN CONTAINED BEFORE IT SPIRALLED COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL. BEFORE THE DREAM WAS LOST AT ANOTHER’S HAND.

YOU CAN HAVE YOUR GOOD NAME TARNISHED, OR SALVAGE YOUR REPUTATION BEFORE IT IMPLODES.

THE CHOICE IS YOURS.

CHOOSE WISELY.

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3 thoughts on “Urban Literature

  1. […] WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT ICEBERG SLIM AND DONALD GOINES’ JOURNEY, WOULD ONE DAY BIRTH THIS GENRE KNOWN AS URBAN LITERATURE OR STREET LITERATURE? THIS GENRE HAS SPAWNED MANY TALENTED WRITERS. WE ENJOY THIS GENRE BECAUSE MANY OF US CAN IDENTIFY WITH THE CHARACTERS AND SITUATIONS, AS THEY ARE MOSTLY BASED ON LIFE AS SOME OF US KNOW IT. PEOPLE WORK VERY HARD TO REALIZE THEIR DREAMS, SOME SEEK TO BECOME AUTHORS, PUBLISHERS, PUBLICISTS, PRODUCERS, A … Read More […]

  2. A thoughtful and necessary comment for a lot of writers who may have writing ability but lacked exposure in the business world to know how to conduct themselves.

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