Category Archives: What inspires you?

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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Rainy Days are Roll in the Bed Days and Being Grateful for the Good Things by Susan Hanniford Crowley

This is a Rain Relaxation Sound for an hour and comes courtesy of GlobalSuperStorm on YouTube.  I am very inspired by rain and so are my characters. Today was an intensely romantic day for two newly married vampires. Consequently I … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned: Secret 14 – Do You Hear Music in the Background?

My husband and I were watching the TV show “Castle” recently. He was replaying the first episode where Writer Richard Castle meets Detective Kate Beckett.  They meet because some murderer is copycatting the death scenes from his books. He’s entranced … 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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You Don’t Need to Know Everything

I’ve known my share of know-it-alls and have quite a few of them in my family (who will remain nameless in case for some reason they just happen to stumble on this blog). Still, the older I get and the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Land of Little Glaciers or How a New Book is Born!

  On the news today, one of the weather forecasters referred to the non-melting piles of snow in our yards as little glaciers. Due to the below freezing temperatures and an episode of freezing rain, they have solidified, so it’s … Continue reading

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The Challenge in Risk

Anyone who has read my blog with some regularity knows that I’m a big proponent of pushing the envelope. I try to do this in my own writing, but admittedly, I also feel that I stay within a genre that … Continue reading

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