Category Archives: Romance

It’s Beach Time by Susan Hanniford Crowley

Photo Courtesy of Susan Hanniford Crowley I love the beach, not so much for the crowds but for the surf, fresh air, and the sound of the surf. It’s also the time to get out your beach umbrella and blanket, … Continue reading

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The Real Work

Writing is easy. Well, maybe not always. I currently have two books in the editorial process at two different publishers and sequels to each of them in process. If I hit a snag in one, I can switch to the … Continue reading

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Life is Worth the Risk

Life is a fragile thing. We’ve had more than ample reason to see that this year. As I write this, I’ve had my first COVID vaccination, and I’m waiting for the next. It gives me pause to ask myself, “Am … Continue reading

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Authors are told to write what they know. I need to research! (this post appeared for a few minutes by accident in January…)

How does a writer immerse a reader into their story? Whether the backdrop’s Victorian England or contemporary Montana, pathways arise through scenery details and responses specific to each character. Dialect, weather, cultural nuances, and tools or technologies expedite the journey. … Continue reading

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Memories Trim the Tree

A thick stand of trees needed thinning on our property. We used the top of one for our tree. I’m not the color coordinated/tinsel or bows kind of decorator. My tree brings fond memories of days gone by each time … Continue reading

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Being Thankful

This month I suspect many bloggers will deal with the topic of thankfulness or gratitude. After all, it is the season. And in spite of the fact that I haven’t been able as of yet to meet my grandson who … Continue reading

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PLOTTR: Is It Right for You? by CiCi Cordelia

As Cheryl and I have been upping our CiCi Cordelia game, we find ourselves on the lookout for new tools and ways to improve our creativity. Especially since we have decided to continue writing in the nineteenth-century Western Historical world … Continue reading

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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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Drug of Choice

We are plagued with many things in 2020: massive fires, multiple hurricanes, politicians—and, oh yes, COVID-19. On any given day we might also read about locusts, killer hornets, asteroids, sun storms, the most recent update to Windows 10, and the … Continue reading

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Characters Gone Wild

  I guess it’s both the actress and the psychotherapist in me, but my ears always perk up when I hear someone say, “but that was so out of character for him (or her).” Yet now that I think about … Continue reading

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