Scott Allen Benkie Interview || The Lawyer’s Angel
Scott Allen Benkie is an alum of the Indiana College McKinney School of Regulation and a rehearsing preliminary legal counselor (Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, martindale.com) of 35 years in Indianapolis where he resides with his daughter and life partner.
He has trained secondary school basketball (Bishop Chatard State Champions 2003) and is an certified strength and conditioning expert. He is a regular speaker for legal counselors workshops and has created many articles and manuals to help attorneys in their cases.
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The Lawyer’s Angel by Scott Allen Benkie
On the release of his new book, we covered an interview with Scott Allen.
Thanks to him for answering these questions.
What inspired this book?
I wanted to explore the theme of spiritual redemption and how our lives may be sculpted by divine intervention.
How long does it take you to write a book?
The Lawyer’s Angel took me over 10 years to write because of my law practice. I tried to write a book that would resonate with readers and give them a reason not to give up if they were facing their own trial of some sort.
Readers should read this book for?
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I work out a lot, read, play hoops and tennis.
What was the most difficult scene to write?
For me, the most difficult part of writing a book is deciding what to cut. There can be a tendency to provide excess back story which does not move the story along. Multiple edits are required, and I’ve heard it said that you don’t write a book, you rewrite a book. It can be an infinite process, and you may never be satisfied.
I can’t say I’ve experienced writer’s block to the extent where I am totally stymied, however, decisions regarding cuts are the most difficult. I think today’s reader has less patience for lengthy literary works in keeping with the rapid advance of technology.
What do you want people to take away from reading this book?
Hopefully what I have written will give some readers hope in their own predicaments.
What are you currently working on?
I am working on a second book with the same protagonist attorney, James Crossen, and I am about one-third of the way through that book.