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Writing Tools: What You Write Will Be Important to Someone! By Susan Hanniford Crowley

A few days ago, I was on Twitter. A young writer talked about receiving a remark from someone that writing a book is really not that big of an accomplishment. I wrote back to ignore that person. Later I went … Continue reading

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Writing Tools: Keep Them Handy! By Susan Hanniford Crowley

Being a writer is more than pounding the computer every day and trying to think up great stuff. For one thing, amazing stuff happens all around us. Some of it, I admit is very loud. Some are so subtle so … Continue reading

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I Love This Movie! By Susan Hanniford Crowley

Many of you don’t know I was once a movie reviewer. I reviewed for a newspaper and also for a shopper publication. Sometimes I agree with the general public opinion rather than the critics’ view. If you loved the original … Continue reading

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It’s Eat An Extra Dessert Day! By Susan Hanniford Crowley

Most special holidays are off my radar. I’m never in time to get a free donut or extra hot dog. But I found out about this day just in time. No one knows when this holiday started or who started … Continue reading

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Writing Tools: Atmosphere

I am still in edits but I am pausing to talk to you about the importance of atmosphere in a story. I placed a photo of lit Christmas trees as an example. Some people would see these trees and think … Continue reading

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Assorted Sundries on Saturday By Susan Hanniford Crowley

I’m still in the editing phase for my new book. My eyes go screen buggy after a while, so I have printed the entire thing out and will write on it. Life is still happening so that’s a good thing. … Continue reading

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Assorted Sundries on Sunday By Susan Hanniford Crowley

We are entering the last days of summer. After writing ‘The End’ on my sequel to EverWarm, I entered the editing stage. Around and between writing, I’m living life. What does that mean? Here is my to-do list. Let my … Continue reading

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Writing Tools: Getting To Know Your Characters By Susan Hanniford Crowley

Getting to know your characters gives you a lot to work with. Write a character description and include everything you can think of. Here is a possible list. Name of Character and meaning if you can find it Physical Description … Continue reading

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Writing Tools: Writing Friends and Family Sagas By Susan Hanniford Crowley

It was a funny thing. I wrote The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais first, which focuses on the tempestuous relationship between Laura Cordelais and vampire David Hilliard. Laura is one of those rare unfortunates who slipped from the Brooklyn … Continue reading

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Writing Tools: What To Do If Your Publisher Closes By Susan Hanniford Crowley

I was writing science fiction and fantasy, mostly sword and sorcery stories for Marion Zimmer Bradley and I went to a Nebula Awards Weekend, where I met Author Jennifer Stevenson who told me that she read my stuff and that … Continue reading

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