Category Archives: writer’s inspiration

Writing Tools: Disaster Love Stories & How to Write Them (the mini version) By Susan Hanniford Crowley

I never planned to write a romance book that happens during a disaster. But I dreamed it. Let’s look at the anatomy of a disaster romance book. This is a sort of simplistic outline of how to write a Disaster … Continue reading

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Honor Memorial Day!

SusanSusan Hanniford Crowleyhttps://susanhannifordcrowley.comhttps://www.amazon.com/Susan-Hanniford-Crowley/e/B004YXOGXG EverNight for ages 13-113 is now available on Kindle and Amazon Paperback.EverWarm for ages 13-113 is now available on Kindle and Amazon Paperback.Lady Fallon’s Dragons for ages 13-113 is now available on Kindle and Amazon Paperback, Nook, … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Memorial Day in the USA

Memorial Day is a federal holiday to honor those who died during service in the United States Armed Services. It is observed on the last Monday in May. Many towns and states had remembrance events after the Civil War, so … Continue reading

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Are Writers Obliged to Give a Voice to the Voiceless?

On a social media platform the other day, Author Karl Sade posed this question: Are writers obliged to give a voice to the voiceless? Below is how I answered. (These are my original answers which I posted. I also have … Continue reading

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Life Tools: Getting Ready for Mother’s Day

On Nights of Passion this week, Toni Kelly wrote about her niece at https://nightsofpassion.wordpress.com/2023/05/10/angel-of-light-and-courage/ It’s a very moving article. I cried. Today, I am talking about Mother’s Day which falls on Sunday, May 14th, 2023. It’s tomorrow. Many people are … Continue reading

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Life & Writing Tools: The Plot List

On Nights of Passion this week, Toni Kelly wrote about cognitive impairment in her article Getting Ahead of it All. I know this can happen to anyone and it makes us sad and frustrated. A word eludes us or for … Continue reading

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Writing Tools: Conflict!

If everyone is happy throughout a book, readers will quickly drop it. Readers want to see how characters struggle through conflict to attain happiness at the end. There are seven main forms of conflict in literature. An example of Character … Continue reading

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Life Tools: Self-Care in Grief

If you’ve been following the blog, you know I’m mourning. Self-care is vital when you’re in grief. Here is a website I recommend for more information on how grief works:https://www.mskcc.org/news/coping-grief-7-things-remember-when-dealing-loss Next week I’ll focus on Writing Tools: Conflict! Truly, SusanSusan … Continue reading

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Writing Tools: Contracts

I’m going to start with a rather humorous contract. Remember wording is everything. Back in 1996, my family went to Scotland. My oldest daughter Cera was particularly interested in Loch Ness. My dad made an agreement with my daughter. “If … Continue reading

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Life Tools: Give Yourself Time to Restore

I don’t know about you, but culturally I come from workaholics. We are constantly working. Some people vacation every year, even if it’s a staycation. Others never truly take a vacation which is easy when you are continually virtually connected. … Continue reading

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