I Had to Choose What Art Would Come First When Writing My Novel

A novel about hip-hop means the raps must come before the narrative. A view into my creative process.

Hal H. Harris
Established in 1865
4 min readMay 29, 2023

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A screenshot of the Scrivner file I’m using to write “Rei’s Reign.’ The photo is a picture of my Macbook screen.

Last year, I announced to Medium that I would be writing a novel. I have made approximately three pages of progress.

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Hal H. Harris
Established in 1865

Black on Both Sides. Medium Writers Challenge Winner. The founder of Established in 1865. I Tweet @Established1865. E-mail is hal.harris@est1865.com.