About Delilah Cordova
Delilah Cordova is an experienced Strategic Marketing Coach, Digital Marketer, Kajabi eCourse Creator, and Website Designer. She is also On-Air Personality/ Host of Marketing & Coffee LIVE which airs on WDRBmedia radio, Facebook Live, Youtube, Periscope, Instagram, and her podcasts channels on iTunes, Sonos, Soundcloud, Amazon Alexa. She has successfully created sales funnels that have generated thousands of dollars in revenue for her clients. Driven by her passion to help others provides the best innovative sales funnels possible. She has a knack for marketing and thoroughly enjoys working in the book author niche.
Delilah Cordova: Does writing energize or exhaust you?
N. O. Bekoe: I would say both. At times how good just the storyline is can energise me until I am done writing what will be a four-year novel. Yeah, a storyline can energise me for four years. Other times a difficult-to-write storyline can also energise me to take the story on, push me to limits I have not before reached. In such situations, I can get exhausted, depending on how difficult the storyline is. Let me use a novel I am working on as an example. "Haywire" I began thinking of the storyline somewhere September 2017, as of this minute, I am still researching the storyline. In a nutshell, writing energises me more than it exhausts.
Delilah Cordova: Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
N. O. Bekoe: I try to combine both, but often times my originality spills over into what readers expect. One thing I have come to learn is that, if I always deliver to readers what they want, I will end up not writing what I intend to. Some novels are intended to communicate a message to readers. Many times these messages are bitter truths, which readers can only take if it is forced down their throats. So I keep it somewhere 55% - 45% for originality and reader expectation respectively.
Delilah Cordova: Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?
N. O. Bekoe: This is a very difficult question for some Authors to answer. In that, for me I don't decide which storyline to work on. I am not the type of author who can sit and create a storyline from a vacuum. My mind does a subconscious work, perhaps from the numerous novels I have read, and before I know, I will be thinking of a storyline. The very first piece I tried my hands on, it began like an obsession, even at lectures, before I realise, about five to ten minutes would have passed while I thought about one scene or the other. I hesitated for months, but realised the stubborn I got, the stronger and more powerful the storyline grew. So one evening I decided to put the first scene down in words. And guess what? It waned after writing something down. That was when I knew it was a talent from the heavens. However, if the storyline demands a continuation from the first novel, I will go on to write. Personally, I like stand alones.
Delilah Cordova: If you could tell your younger writing self-anything, what would it be?
N. O. Bekoe: I would tell him to start reading at about age one, so that by age ten, he will be able to publish his debut novel. Growing up, I was not into books. I read literature as an elective in high school. That was when I fell in love with novels. At the university, my first piece began bothering my mind. It never stopped bothering until I wrote it.
Delilah Cordova: As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?