Author Archives: Susan Vaughan

About Susan Vaughan

Susan Vaughan is the award-winning author of twelve romantic suspense novels. Sign up for her email newsletter at her website, follow her on Twitter @SHVaughan, and like her on Facebook.

HANDS UP! GIMME ALL YOUR…

Not a holdup, but hands up and shoulders back and keep moving! I posted this a year ago, but it received such interest and more people have asked me about it, so here we go. Because of years of back … Continue reading

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GO WEST, WOMAN, GO WEST

Susan Vaughan here. In April the hubby and I spent ten days in Arizona. We hadn’t been out West in several years, so my friend and fellow author Linda Style’s invitation was a great opportunity to escape the forty-five rain-soaked … Continue reading

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MAKING STORY CHARACTERS REAL

Susan Vaughan here. I recently spoke to a group at the Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor, Maine, about the “anatomy” of a novel. The talk was aimed at readers, not writers. So often readers ask how writers come up … Continue reading

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Is a MacGuffin Something? Or Nothing?

Susan Vaughan here. In fiction, a MacGuffin, sometimes written McGuffin or maguffin, is a plot device in the form of some goal, desired object, or other motivator that the protagonist and often others pursue. For storytellers as far back as ancient … Continue reading

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Print vs E, Either-Or or And?

Susan Vaughan here. I posted this a few years ago, and am wondering if there’s still a debate. I bought my Kindle several years ago because it was the only way I could read some authors’ books. But I was quickly … Continue reading

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