Category Archives: Books

The 3 Motivations in Life by Susan Hanniford Crowley

Recently I got the chance to talk to C.C., a rising star in philosophy. She shared with me that humanity has 3 motivations that rule their lives. When C.C. shared them, I was amazed. They also rule romance novels.  The … Continue reading

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By Rote with Ryan: The Importance of Pre-Writing Exercises

The mind is a muscle, and like any muscle before a work out, you want to warm it up a little. And like any muscle, if we don’t exercise and use our writing muscles regularly, we lose that creativity we … Continue reading

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By Rote with Ryan

I’ve been thinking about writing lately–mostly because I’ve had so precious little time to write much—between leaving one job and taking another and working both while the notice week finished out. (My desk has a scary resemblance to the ones … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in the USA is Family Time! by Susan Hanniford Crowley

This is my husband’s masterpiece. I know a lot of ladies prefer their men as hunks or brainy with various talents. It happened that I married a chef! 🙂 Here I am sharing a few family pictures of our recent … Continue reading

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The Agony and The Ecstasy

This month I did my first Arts & Crafts Festival. Was it a success? Well, I did see people I haven’t seen since high school (I’m not saying how long ago that was, but it was decades). Back then my … Continue reading

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The Pattern of Success

Pattern recognition. I heard the term coming from the first pathologist I ever worked for, in a tiny hospital, in a rural town on the west coast of central Florida. And had no clue what he was talking about. I … Continue reading

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Are You Listening?

Are you really listening? As authors, many of us are introverts, perfectly happy to spend hours alone in silence with only our imaginary friends to talk to. Others of us love to write, but we also love to talk. I … Continue reading

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