Category Archives: Writing Topics

What I’ve Learned: Sharing Secret 9 – What Makes A Love Story Great? By Susan Hanniford Crowley

When you read a love story, what qualities in the story really attract you? What makes the love story great? Romeo and Juliet is a play by William Shakespeare and is about two feuding families. But one night Romeo and his … Continue reading

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How Many People Loved Mr. Spock? By Susan Hanniford Crowley

It’s time to fess up.  Everyone who loved Mr. Spock on Star Trek, raise your hand!  If you’re like me with your hand in the air, then we are sad to lose actor Leonard Nimoy yesterday at age 83. He … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned: Secret 8 – How to Hashtag on Social Media

I’m a social media marketer in my day job in addition to doing websites. Consequently I like to keep up on trends and collect cheat sheets that will keep me straight on all the social media platforms. Just by looking … Continue reading

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Looking for A Hero? Who Would You Choose? By Susan Hanniford Crowley

When creating a hero for a novel, I look for certain traits. I like a brave guy. If he’s strong, it’s a plus. I have a leaning toward the smart guys. It’s not bad if he’s great looking. If he … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned: Secret 7 – How Do You Engage in Whimsey? by Susan Hanniford Crowley

When writing a novel, getting too serious can put too much pressure on you. Do the research. Do the work. Nail your grammar and spelling. But when you’re worn out, indulge in episodes of whimsey.   What? You’re not up … Continue reading

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Vulnerability

I know last week, I wrote about Amy Cuddy and her ted talk on the power of body language and confidence, but this week I’d like to share another ted talk by Brené Brown on vulnerability. If you’d like to … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned: Secret 6 – I’m Stuck!

I’ve been stuck in my recent work in progress, Book Two in the Arnhem Knights of New York series. One reason was I needed to do several things. When I’m stuck, I have to change gears. I’m not listening to … Continue reading

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