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Going to 8 Pi-Con! Now Where’s My Pirate Hat?

I started out in science fiction and fantasy and it shows in my stories. I’m a world builder and my characters have family and friends that usually appear in later books creating a series. I love the costuming and the … 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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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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Calm Before the Storm

It was fun seeing old friends and making new ones at Albacon last weekend.  Sometimes I get the post con blues.  Cons are such a flurry of activity; running from event and event; passing old friends in the hall.  To … Continue reading

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World Creation–Quasi Existing Worlds

I come from years in science fiction and fantasy as a short story author and more recently an associate editor with Space and Time Magazine (not a romance venue).  When many of the female science fiction and fantasy authors turned … Continue reading

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What A Writer Needs, Part 10 – A Great Writers’ Conference

I’ve been to a lot of conferences and workshops in my life.  When you find that conference or workshop that really works for you, you hold on with both hands. Connecticut Fiction Fest is the one that made the difference … Continue reading

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What A Writer Needs, Part 9 – Encouragement

Writers needs encouragement.  They need to go to workshops that make them feel all fired up and inspired to write  (CTRWA Fiction Fest).  They need successes along the way, and they need to celebrate those successes.  What constitutes a success? __You wrote today!  … Continue reading

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