Three Things I’ve Learned While Writing My First Novel on Black Personhood

On clarifying the one thing you write about, the perils of planning, and my lovely new Macbook Air.

Hal H. Harris
Established in 1865
6 min readDec 26, 2023

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My brother and I posing in the living room of 111 Bridge Street in Farragut Projects, the setting of “Rei’s Reign.”

Since I announced that I would be working on a novel, I left a toxic job, started a gig that seems like a dream one, had my son turn three, survived my first month-long bout…

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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.