Category Archives: Helping Other Writers

What I’ve Learned: Secret #19: A Primer to Self-Publishing

I’m not going to go into details, but I’ll give the basics of self-publishing. I started self-publishing because one of my publishers closed, and they returned rights to me.  Bless them for doing that.  But in the meantime, a bunch … Continue reading

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Life or Death Writing Prompt and an Upcoming Convention

In addition to writing and living life, writers are always studying the craft of writing. One of the hardest scenes to write is a convincing moment involving life or death. I was reading recently that the death should be either … Continue reading

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Why You Were Not Rejected! By Susan Hanniford Crowley

It’s come to my attention that people are going through a lot lately with rejection. I want you to enjoy your holiday weekend, so I’m letting you in on all the secrets around the illusion called “rejection.”  I’m going to … Continue reading

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What I Have Learned So Far – Sharing Secret One!

During the course of the year, I’ve learned quite a bit. I’m going to share it a little at a time. No need to overwhelm anyone. Secret 1 – Never give up. Never surrender. This isn’t an easy thing, but … Continue reading

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Writers and Desires by Susan Hanniford Crowley

First, I want to talk about what writers desire.  Some would say chocolate.  Not really.  Okay, sometimes.  But what writers really desire is to write all the wonderful tales that flood into their minds. I remember reading that Maurice Sendak … 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 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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