Tag: Thoughts

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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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A Day in the Life

Recently on Instagram, I posted about my writing setup. I’ve had a successful week so, I thought I’d share what a good day looks like. For April, I have an editing job, a revision (my own), and a draft on tap. The edit is on round two and I had five days to get it […]

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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 She-roes

On Monday, I wrote about my favorite male heroes. Now, it’s time to take a look at heroines!  There are nine common archetypes: The Amazon or Crusader The Father’s Daughter, Librarian, or Spinster The Nurturer, the Good Wife, or Martyr The Boss, Matriarch, or Queen Bee The Spunky Kid, Plucky Girl, or The Girl Next […]

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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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Mediocre or Prolific?

Today’s topic answers the question: How good is that book?  Confused? Let me explain… I was reading a blog about publishing, and someone made the comment about an author who claimed to have written x number of books last year. The writer of the comment made mention that surely those books had to be mediocre. […]

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What’s Next On This Journey?

Today’s Author Insider—Goals! When I first began this writing journey, I had one goal—finish and publish my first book, Regress. It took two years to reach that one. Rescue came out the same year. My next goal seemed doable—adding paranormal romance to my list of books. I’d written two stories for an anthology of stories by […]

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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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