In his post "Not a Christmas Story" (12/23), author Manuel Ramos posed 2 questions:
1. Why do you write?
2. If you're Chicana/o and you write Chicana/o Lit, why do you write Chicana/o Lit?
He also said, "Answers you don't have to make include: I am obsessed; I would die if I didn't write; my characters make me do it; I'm trying to preserve the culture; to make money." (Maybe he wants something more original or soul-searching.)
In Comments below you can answer Ramos's questions. Although you can post anonymously if you choose, you might let us know if you're published or unpublished. (If you want to submit a long piece, contact La Bloga to post it as an article.
Ramos might consider baring his own soul, primero, to show us the way.