You know your potential audience and you now have an inkling of an idea of what to write about, but you still aren't sure. How do you go about solidifying your idea and keeping your enthusiasm? Here are some things that you must do as ...
Author: Devon A. Mihesuah
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
So You Want to Write about American Indians? is the first of its kind an indispensable guide for anyone interested in writing and publishing a novel, memoir, collection of short stories, history, or ethnography involving the Indigenous peoples of the United States. In clear language illustrated with examples many from her own experiences Choctaw scholar and writer Devon Abbott Mihesuah explains the basic steps involved with writing about American Indians. So You Want to Write about American Indians? provides a concise overview of the different types of fiction and nonfiction books written about Natives and the common challenges and pitfalls encountered when writing each type of book. Mihesuah presents a list of ethical guidelines to follow when researching and writing about Natives, including the goals of the writer, stereotypes to avoid, and cultural issues to consider. She also offers helpful tips for developing ideas and researching effectively, submitting articles to journals, drafting effective book proposals, finding inspiration, contacting an editor, polishing a manuscript, preparing a persuasive résumé or curriculum vitae, coping with rejection, and negotiating a book contract.