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Beating Writer’s Block to A Pulp!

A lot of things can cause writer’s block.  Sometimes life just throws so many curve balls at us that we’re running here and there trying to help family, going from crisis to crisis, working a day job, keeping all our … Continue reading

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Why Do You Write? By Susan Hanniford Crowley

If you’re a writer, this is probably the most asked question.  For people who express themselves in other ways, it’s not always easy to understand a writer.  In the garden of life, we’re the wild rose.  We climbed over the … Continue reading

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Writing in the Rain

I had other plans for the evening, but then it rained.  Rain always distracts me.  When the sky grows dark and weeps down the windows, my brain begins its revelry and I write. Imagine running hard until you’re breathless down … Continue reading

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Luxuriating in Words

Recently I realized that when you’re writing and really on a roll, a great scene can be like a bubble bath. There’s the preparation of the bath with the perfect fragrant soap, the towels, the wash cloth and/or loufa and … Continue reading

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Mason Friday! Hodgepodge day!

If there was ever a word that would sum me up. It would be hodgepodge. Defined as:  –noun a heterogeneous mixture; jumble. I don’t remember, if I ever told you about how there are some words in English I just … Continue reading

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Building Worlds for Your Characters

I do a ton of research every time I write one of my paranormal romances.  I started researching a long time ago, when I was asked by a convention to be on a panel on vampires.  Twenty-five years and countless vampire … Continue reading

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Writing Party Continues! Vampire Max is here.

The doorbell rings and someone wearing a long dark coat and hood is standing on my front steps. “Hi, Max.  Come on in.”  I admit Max Vander Meer, the vampire king of New York.  “Everyone, this is Max.” “Hey, Max.”  … Continue reading

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Spontaneous Writing Party–Join Us!

Okay, I’ve put out the cyber chocolate cake, chocolate cookies, marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate bars for making s’mores in the microwave.  We have some fruit smoothies made up, wine, soda, beer, and champagne.  Oh, yes, I’m forgetting the blood … Continue reading

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It’s Mason Monday. I’ve found the perfect dress so now I’m ready to go to Orlando.

Those of you that come by my blog know, I’m French. My critique partner is up for a GH (Golden Heart for Romantic Suspense.) She invited me as her date to the Award Ceremony. Since the announcement I was asked … Continue reading

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It’s Mason Thursday. What happen to great minds? By the waste side of the Greeks.

While I was doing my Monday post, I was thinking. I know that’s where my problem started, of course. As I was reread on the Greeks a slight tingle of annoyance moved through me. It happens even to evil masterminds … Continue reading

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