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Bringing Reality To My Stories

I ran across this question in an article for writers: “What elements from your life were weaved throughout your latest book?” Definitely not an easy question to answer when you write paranormal romance. Then my alter ego drafted a romantic suspense—Not For A Moment —and she’s drafting a second one. The answer was staring at me.  […]

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What A Difference Three Years Make…

In 2016, I published my first novel. Regress: the Alliance Chronicles was a story set in an imperfect, near future—2025 to be exact. The finished manuscript went through FIVE revisions before it was ready for publishing. Since that first book, I’ve published fourteen other titles under two names—SF Benson and Nadirah Foxx. I’ve written a […]

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Camp NaNoWriMo Time!

Do you have your project ready to go? No. Don’t worry. Neither do I. I’ve done Camp NaNoWriMo twice, but not this year. I’ll be writing, but I’ll also have some editing jobs taking priority.   If this is your first year doing it, congratulations on the decision. I thought I’d share some tips on […]

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Cultivation of Ideas

I’ve often browsed the internet and found articles where aspiring writers ask the question—how do you keep coming up with ideas? The easy answer—keep your eyes open!  Yesterday was an easy day for me. I gave myself a light work load for a Friday. While flipping through channels, I ran across the History Channel. I […]

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Music & Writing Novels

Did you know that every writing project of mine has a playlist? Yup, if you follow me on Spotify, you’ll find one with the same title of each of my books.   When I started writing The BlackGuard Society series, I did something different out of sheer necessity. There are ten books planned for it! […]

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Favorite Heroes

Recently, I ran across the question: What’s your favorite heroes? Honestly, I’d never given it much thought. Before I could l answer it, I needed to take a look at the various types of heroes. Here’s my list: The Perfect Hero The Misfit The Grizzled Old-Timer The Everyman The Anti-Hero The Prodigy Without going into […]

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“Fiction for History Buffs!”

I love historical fiction. It’s a chance to combine two things I enjoy—writing fiction and researching history. I first started my exploration into historical fiction with All Things Dark & Magickal: The Glass Watch. Although it’s a fairy tale retelling, I had to look up Victorian England when I built the world for the story. In writing […]

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“Persistence: Friend or Foe?”

“I think I can. I think I can.”  How are you this Saturday? It’s been a long week—or maybe it’s just been a few days… I’m not sure at this point, so let’s dive into today’s topic.  Persistence.  We’ve all heard the word. You might even associate it with the words from American educator, Thomas […]

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A Writer’s Notebook

Today, I thought I’d share the notebook I started when I first had the idea for Regress: The Alliance Chronicles.   Nearly five years ago, April 12, 2014 to be exact, I started developing an idea based on a dream about a girl and cloning. The premise was simplistic—people were being replaced with clones. I […]

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