Category Archives: What A Writer Needs

Author Rhonda Frankhouser Solves “Writer’s Back” by Stacy Hoff

 Hello Passionate Readers! Summer is usually a great time to relax. But for those of us who suffer from back pain, especially us writers, relaxation is not that easy. Here’s author Rhonda Frankhouser to tell us how to to avoid … Continue reading

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When An Author Regroups After Surgery

I was a little delusional. I thought to myself, okay, have the surgery and then while laid up write at maniac speed.  Pain, however, was a definite stumbling block. Pain killers also tend to blur the brain. Random falling asleep … Continue reading

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Women’s Weekend Writing Retreat!

I have invited Author Bobbi Lerman to tell us about her upcoming Women’s Weekend Writing Retreat and the purpose for it! I want to write… but the dishes are piling up. I want to write… but I have that huge … Continue reading

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A Bit of Skill Makes the Difference

Okay, so perhaps I should clarify the title. I’m not saying that a teensy bit of skill is all it takes, although it does depend on what we are talking about. I’m mainly talking about writing, but beyond that there … 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 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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