Category Archives: Creativity

Retirement, a Mixed Blessing

As I review this post, I think a warning is in order: This situation is almost, though perhaps not entirely, a woman’s issue. A writer friend of mine recently retired from her day job, thrilled to have so much more … Continue reading

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Fall fun and finding a treasure…

I believe a good dose of pumpkin or apples can do wonders for the soul this time of year. Here’s a couple of ideas from the October, 2020 Better Homes & Gardens Magazine. https://www.bhg.com/recipe/pumpkin-cheese-ball/ Yup, that’s a green bean for … Continue reading

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Love Sometimes Comes in A Small Size By Author Susan Hanniford Crowley

Being in a high-risk group can be pretty awful. In my case, it means that my immune system can’t protect me in the event I meet COVID 19. I have been missing my grandchildren and came up with the idea … Continue reading

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Romancing the Heart By Author Susan Hanniford Crowley

I believe that those that write and/or read romance novels nourish their hearts every day. Love doesn’t always have to be with a special person. It could be a love of cooking. The ultimate gardener tends plants and flowers with … Continue reading

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Send a note, spread cheer, take a breath.

Old-fashioned, written words bring a smile to my face. How about yours? I’m blessed with the luxury of a combined writing office and craft room. For special notes, I use my card making station, below. The calming lake view helps … Continue reading

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5 Secrets to A Happier Self Isolation By Author Susan Hanniford Crowley

  I put up a photo of one of my favorite flowers. The other two are wisteria and peonies. In Connecticut, lilacs bloom late in May, so it’s something to look forward to when the coronavirus has passed us by. … Continue reading

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GUEST POST! How to Get Over a Bad Book Review, by Rebecca Neely

Please welcome Rebecca Neely! Beckie’s excellent article on dealing with the emotion –often difficult–following a bad review is invaluable to not only new and debut authors but seasoned authors as well. Beckie, thanks for sharing! How to Get Over a … Continue reading

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Coloring across the lines

Continuing on the theme of genre writing from Claire yesterday, I want to talk a little bit about what it’s like to write in a niche cross genre like fantasy romance. Early in my writing adventures I ran across the … Continue reading

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Cell Phones and Creativity: The Balance of Technology

I live for the last four months of the year. The transition to cooler weather does something magical, making me feel more in tune with my body and mind. Due to all the extra sparkly connectivity, I’m usually at my … Continue reading

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What’s Old is New

This morning on my Facebook feed I found something amazing. No worries, it’s not a political post, but it is about something we can all agree on. SHOES! Toms shoes, those cute tennis shoes that Pinterest Experts love to pain … Continue reading

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