Some authors might feel they never really “belonged” in their hometown, so they journey across the country or even to the other side of the world to find their voice. Other writers, however, realize that returning to the place where they grew up actually helps them find their writing voice. When you return home to write, you may discover a connection that brings a breath of fresh air and genuineness to your work. In this article Writer’s Relief found on LitHub.com, author Lakiesha Carr explains how she needed to return home to East Texas to reconnect with her roots, sketch characters, and conjure her specific experience.
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