Category Archives: A writer’s life

How We Do It

This weekend I watched the movie Across the Universe and it left me deep in thought over the simplest of lines. The movie itself was good with great music, but early on when the male protagonist is put on the … Continue reading

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The False Start

There are many potholes in the road to finishing a book. One of the ones I find myself constantly falling into is what I call the false start…where you’re so sure you’ve found the perfect way to start a book. … Continue reading

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What Did You Want?

You simply have to open your eyes and ears to see and hear all the differences we each represent– not to mention those other senses like touch and smell and taste. All those senses and our world of endless distractions. … Continue reading

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No Magic Solution

Each day I wake up, have the flitting thought that I live in a world of chaos and realize that I’m not sure what to do about it. So what do I do? Nothing of course. The truth is it … Continue reading

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Ding! Round 2! By Stacy Hoff

The bell has been dinged—it’s Round Two. Not for boxing, but for writing. Specifically my upcoming new release, BETTING ON LOVE IN VEGAS, which is book 1 of my brand new contemporary romance series. I got my “round two” manuscript … Continue reading

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Seeing Change

We all have limits in life. There are the limits we set as to how much we will spend or how much we can eat. Then there are the limits we can push, like our tolerances to certain foods or alcohol. … Continue reading

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Our Lot in Life

I’ve recently been listening to a podcast called On the Media which released a series on poverty. While I’ve had the good fortune to never experience extreme poverty myself, I have seen poverty in many forms. What struck me particularly interesting … Continue reading

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