Category Archives: Writing Topics

Weather and the Writing Mood

I grew up back east. Not exactly the cold New England but neither the temperate southeast. I grew up in good ol’Virginia, right around DC. I loved the summers and hated the cold winters. I loved and still love the … Continue reading

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What I Learned This Week: Some Fun Things, Some Helpful by Susan Hanniford Crowley

This year has been a hard year for me. Everything worth doing was ten times harder than normal. I have a book in development, two needing rewrites and formatting to be re-published since I got the rights back on them. … Continue reading

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Research, is it Necessary?

There are many of us writers that live for the research of our works. And there are many of us who absolutely dread it. So the question as to whether it is necessary is not an uncommon one. I will … Continue reading

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After Halloween & the Contest Continues by Susan Hanniford Crowley

I am writing this on the Eve of All Hallows, that night before All Saints’ Day.  Over a thousand years ago, early Christians prayed on this eve for protection from evil. They wanted protection from the coming dark time. On … Continue reading

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Paranormal Reads for Halloween by Stacy Hoff

In honor of Halloween coming up next Friday, I’m reading books that are paranormal—the polar opposite of my own genre, contemporary romance. I’m finding paranormal books to be a big relief because I can finally read in “off duty” mode. … Continue reading

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Halloween, Backing Up Everything, and Other Wildness!

Halloween is almost here, and I’m not ready. At Night of Passion, we as a group of authors with some guests will be doing giveaways. There may be some double posts. I’ve left that decision to the each author who … Continue reading

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Spooksville, USA by Stacy Hoff

Halloween is almost here. Being a contemporary romance writer, it’s incongruous to have a part of me really enjoy the macabre. But maybe, on some level, it makes sense. After all, how can anyone truly appreciate love’s lightness without a … Continue reading

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