Category Archives: Romance

Care to learn how to record the memories of others and join a live discussion on writing for a changing social conscience?

In honor of Women’s History Month, I’ve been asked to present a Zoom program at the Sno-Isle Library System in Washington on March 23rd from 11 to noon Pacific Standard Time. Anyone can join in the FREE workshop/discussion on how … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month – You can record stories!

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t. Mark Twain At holiday dinners, on Sunday visits and the like, we’ve all heard entertaining, emotional, thought-provoking stories from female family members … Continue reading

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Planning A Childrens’ Halloween Party by Susan Hanniford Crowley

Planning the Party! Every year, I give a Halloween Garden Party for my grandchildren and one of their friends. The ages range between 9 and 2. This year the theme is Witches. So all the invitations said to dress as … Continue reading

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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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