"That was the moment, for me, that the false façade crumbled – and all this beautiful, rainbow light of history shone out. That’s why I wrote No Way, They Were Gay? So kids and teens today would have what I didn’t have when I was their age – the tools to tear down that false façade for themselves, and let the beautiful diverse light of our true heritage shine on them."
Fluency in writing takes practice and aims to create a natural flow that lets you escape into the book. As you practice your own writing, consider these resources showcasing multiple ways to look at fluency and writing style.
My new book, Politics and Civil Unrest in Modern America (Abdo, 2021) is a response to the social upheaval of 2020. Americans are fighting back against police violence, calling for departments to be reformed, and, in some cases, abolished. Politicians at local, state, and national levels have responded in a variety of ways to these calls of action. Politics and Civil Unrest in America explores the government’s response to protests and policies introduced by legislators to combat police violence.
When writing our stories, language allows us the flexibility to tell them in our own unique way. Learn how these authors consider words in their writing. Then, get creative and tell your story, your way.