Category Archives: Helping Other Writers

What A Writer Needs – Part 3: Memories

I was speaking to a friend recently about my vampire series and the minor character of Lily Snow that sometimes has a small part in my books.  She smiled and said, “I know who Lily Snow really is.”  I laughed.  … Continue reading

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What A Writer Needs – Part 1

I’m pitch hitting for Gerri tonight due to an illness.  Which brings me to one of the most important things a writer needs in his or her life–sleep. Sleep restores us. It builds our energies. For some of us, sleep … Continue reading

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A Pictorial Writing Prompt by Susan Hanniford Crowley

Inspiration comes in many ways. Not only do I have two releases:  Vampire King of New York (available at Kindle) and When Love Survives (available at Smashwords and at Kindle), I have a bunch of projects that I’m working on.  I … Continue reading

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The Devil’s in the Details: Food

Characters eat.  What they eat and how they eat it can be very revealing about their character. In the movie “Grosse Pointe Blank”,  John John Cusack plays a hit man.   When he meets a rival hit man for lunch and terms … Continue reading

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The Devil’s in the Details: The Name Game by Susan Hanniford Crowley

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet;” –William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet A name might only a small detail, but it isn’t.  It influences how readers feel about and … Continue reading

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The Devil’s in the Details, Part 2 by Susan Hanniford Crowley

Last week we talked about the details being in an item.  An item so powerful it practically became a character in the story. This week, your detail is more subtle but equally pivotal and powerful. It’s an action once taken … Continue reading

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The Devil’s in the Details, Part 1 by Susan Hanniford Crowley

Every writer knows that the details can enhance your book and give the reader a richer, more full story experience.  Exactly how important are the details?  What if it’s just one detail? Let’s me show you.   Sometimes details just make … Continue reading

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