Category Archives: Writing Exercises

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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Twitter Pitching For Authors by Stacy Hoff

Lately I’ve been running some workshops for my writers’ groups, speaking about effective Twitter use for authors. My classes have ranged from the basics to more advanced. The most helpful news to my audience, however, has been about Twitter pitch … Continue reading

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Back in the (Writing) Saddle by Stacy Hoff

  I love writing. But geez, writing is hard! Despite the fact I had a new release come out this past February (DESIRE IN THE ARCTIC), I am already working on another novel. Unfortunately, my draft is progressing at the … Continue reading

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What Do You Like to Do When It Rains?

Rain does two things to me. It either inspires me or puts me to sleep. Since I dream my books, it’s a win-win for me. I love how the world looks like a watercolor painting when it rains. Some people … Continue reading

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What Place Would You Like to Research?

For my star research, I sat outside on my back deck for a hour and saw three shooting stars and one bat.  That’s all I saw of the Perseid Meteor Shower. Though it wasn’t the most exciting meteor shower I’ve … Continue reading

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Pi-Con Memories and Weird Research by Susan Hanniford Crowley

9Pi-Con was a blast. The Friday Writing Workshops was well received. The science fiction, fantasy and horror of the rest of the weekend was fun. Here are some photos!                       … Continue reading

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Writing the Moment by Susan Hanniford Crowley

I’m very excited I’m writing the most crucial scene in my next novel.  I was stuck for a while and went back in and edited up to the point. Still stuck, I did massive research on the history that affects … Continue reading

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