Category Archives: What A Writer Needs

What A Writer Needs – Part 4: Know When to Celebrate

I learned something very important from the CTRWA meetings.  Celebrating your accomplishment is vital.  It’s empowering and encourages further success. My life has been a whirlwind of taking care of family, the day job, writing and then promoting every time … Continue reading

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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 2: Business Cards

Often when going to conferences, giving readings, workshops and talks, there is one piece of paper that makes an impression in addition to your books.  I’m going to show you a progression of business cards I’ve had so far as a … Continue reading

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Let It Go!

Sometimes everything goes wrong and you want to scream, but you hold it all in. Sometimes you know the perfect words to say, but you don’t say them. It comes out wrong because you’re nervous. What are you nervous about? … Continue reading

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Snowstorms, Readings, Midnight Interviews, and A New Novel in Progress

Lately life has been a wild mix of snowstorms and the writer’s life.  The week before I was at a book reading and signing at the Whittemore Library in Naugatuck, CT.  It was lovely and had refreshments.  A big thank … 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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