Category Archives: Writing Topics

The Weirdness of Editing A Book by Susan Hanniford Crowley

What is weird about editing?  It’s the funny things authors do that they hope their editors catch and readers never see.  Before my editor sees my novel, I go over it with a fine tooth comb. Here’s are some of … Continue reading

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The End of Summer by Stacy Hoff

In just a few days my kids will be back to school. My brief time off with them over, as I go back to work. I hate the end of summer. At least I can look back on July and … 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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Writing Senses

Waves crashed against the sand. The sun warm my skin. I turned my head, face against the wind. Salty and wet, it whipped strands of my hair around my cheeks and nose. Sounds like the beach, huh? That’s the point. … Continue reading

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Should You Write What You Love or Follow the Trends?

This is the question all fiction authors are confronted with in their careers. There isn’t an easy answer. When a particular genre or type of novel is in the limelight, a lot of publishers and authors rush to try to get a piece … Continue reading

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