Rashid Dardenis creating Novels, Essays, Poems, and Plays
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Thank you! You will have access to exclusive content available only on Patreon! I will also add you to my mailing list and you'll receive occasional greetings from me. You will also be invited to join a monthly Patrons conference call!
About Rashid Darden
My name is Rashid Darden and I'm a novelist.
First and foremost, thank you to all of my readers and supporters! Before there was Patreon, I was lucky to have the support of friends, family, and new readers who were patrons in the truest sense. Because of your generosity over the years, I was able to establish my career.
As I increase my commitment to my craft and work toward a sustainable income as solely a writer, I am asking all of you to consider making your patronage official through Patreon!
All of my author-heroes are or were full-time writers and that's where I strive to be. E. Lynn Harris averaged one book a year during his career. Danielle Steel published seven novels in 2017! It has been said that the best thing a writer can do for their career is to publish their next novel--and the main thing writers need to write those novels is time.
You also may know that I intend to leave Washington, DC in the summer of 2019. I'll be relocating to rural North Carolina! That will allow me to save money on rent while writing in peace and quiet. During those years, I will be maintaining my website, www.oldgoldsoul.com, continuing to maintain the site www.blackorgs.net, and working on a total of six book projects that I have in the works, including sequels to Birth of a Dark Nation.
Your Patronage is a contribution to my writing time and I greatly appreciate it!
Here are some of the possible benefits to becoming a Patron:
- First access to early excepts from upcoming work!
- The chance to become a reader of an entire early draft!
- Exclusive first looks at cover designs!
- Acknowledgement in my work!
- Potentially having a character named after you!
- Reserved seating at readings, signings, and special events!
- And in some cases, you might even have the chance to help decide a plot twist!
Thank you so much for your support and I promise to live my best author life!
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I would need 200 Patrons in order to live a modest and sustainable life as a writer in Northampton County, North Carolina. This would allow me to pay rent, utilities, and health insurance while allowing the time to write, edit, and publish two to three novels a year. I would then be able to earn income on my own from book sales and speaking engagements.