Category Archives: Settings

Free Comic Book Day!!! By Susan Hanniford Crowley

With the coming of Spring, there are the usual sights such as tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths. How do I know when it’s really Spring? The first Saturday of May is Free Comic Book Day in the United States!!! YAY! This … Continue reading

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Life or Death Writing Prompt and an Upcoming Convention

In addition to writing and living life, writers are always studying the craft of writing. One of the hardest scenes to write is a convincing moment involving life or death. I was reading recently that the death should be either … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned: Secret #16: Why Would You Go to Paris?

Yes, I’ve been dreaming of Paris, which means my characters are on there way.  What does that mean?  I have to watch what they’re up too.  Is it sightseeing?  Shopping?  The great food?  Is it about amour or is it … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Land of Little Glaciers or How a New Book is Born!

  On the news today, one of the weather forecasters referred to the non-melting piles of snow in our yards as little glaciers. Due to the below freezing temperatures and an episode of freezing rain, they have solidified, so it’s … Continue reading

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Night Views of a City

Views inspire and from the 10th floor of the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, here are some views of Boston.  They say that cities today create so much light pollution, that at night you can no longer see the stars. Cities … Continue reading

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Let It Go!

Sometimes everything goes wrong and you want to scream, but you hold it all in. Sometimes you know the perfect words to say, but you don’t say them. It comes out wrong because you’re nervous. What are you nervous about? … Continue reading

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Where Do You Find Inspiration?

Writers, film makers, artists, dancers, designers, builders and just about everyone finds inspiration to create or do something.   I write from my dreams but often those dreams came because a topic or idea inspired them. Sometimes places influence stories. They may even become … Continue reading

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