“Make up a story…For our sake and yours forget your name in the street; tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light.” – Toni Morrison

Books 

Remembered Rapture: The Writer at Work by bell hooks

The Art of Fiction by John Gardner

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose

The African American Guide to Writing & Publishing Non Fiction by Jewell Parker Rhodes