Category Archives: Writing Topics

The False Start

There are many potholes in the road to finishing a book. One of the ones I find myself constantly falling into is what I call the false start…where you’re so sure you’ve found the perfect way to start a book. … Continue reading

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Bad Boys Don’t Care If It’s Valentine’s Day by Ripley Proserpina

Because most of my time not spent reading or writing is now spent watching Gilmore Girls, I’ve started thinking about bad boys. Gilmore Girls wasn’t a show I watched when it was on t.v.; as a high schooler with a … Continue reading

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Knowing when to walk away

I wish I could say everything we start as writers ends up as a fantastic book that readers adore and critics rave about. Wouldn’t that be awesome? *pauses to ponder the perfection* Sadly, it’s far from the truth. First drafts … Continue reading

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When the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon and Met an Author. By Ripley Proserpina

This week I’m excited to interview author Heather R. Blair. I’m in love with Heather’s books; she writes about my favorite things (shifters, vampires, demons, witches, and… dun dun dun!!!! Mother Goose!). She’s also, hands-down, one of the most amazing … Continue reading

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The Real World vs. the Writer’s World by Stacy Hoff

The Internet offers plenty of distractions from writing. Tons of websites provide viewers with a steady stream of world news. Some news is positive. Most news is negative. I try to be savvy about current events and yet still shut … Continue reading

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Holidays Greetings from Nights of Passion

-Susan Susan Hanniford Crowley, Founder of Nights of Passion Blog Amazon Author Page: Save Save

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Sprinting to Paperback by Stacy Hoff

My latest print release, JOCKEYING FOR YOU, has me thinking about print sales again. Especially since JOCKEYING’s print debut comes right on the heels of the print debut of DESIRE IN THE ARCTIC. If you’re published with a small press … Continue reading

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