Prince Shakur

Only a few months ago, my outlook on the creative and art world was bleak. I was in muddy waters with my manuscript that had been on submissions for six months. I turned down a book offer from an editor that I’m pretty sure hadn’t even read the book. I…

Four legendary creative collaborations

Toni Morrison with Susan Taylor, Rita Dove, Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, Maya Angelou, and others in Winston-Salem, NC on September 6, 1994. Photo: Will Mcintyre/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

The first time I knew my words had triggered something deep in someone was when I finished a two-week summer writers workshop when I was 15. I climbed into my mother’s car, read her one of my poems, and watched her face change as she heard it. …

There are many different ways to revise or rewrite a book. I’m currently a writer with one project on the way out (with news on that coming soon) and another work-in-progress that’s on its fourth draft.

As a child of the internet, I was a big fan of sites, like…

Today we’ll be talking about movies with plots that involve writers because I’ve been obsessed with writer-oriented movies for a while. As a culture writer, I’m always thinking of how artists, especially writers, are represented in media; whether it be the suburban kid moving to the big city to write…

Prince Shakur

AUTHOR of WHEN THEY TELL YOU TO BE GOOD (Tin House Books, Oct ’22) | The Creative Hour Podcast | Twitter @prshakur | https://princeshakur.carrd.co/

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