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Time to Write (Ack!) by Stacy Hoff

It’s every writer’s dream to have quiet alone time to write. We beg, borrow and steal for free time. For me, this is especially true. I’m a wife, mom and full-time attorney. I’m also actively engaged in my professional writing … Continue reading

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Independence Day by Stacy Hoff

As we in America celebrate our independence from mother England, my kids are celebrating their independence from me. For the first time ever, my ten and thirteen year old boys are traveling without me or my husband. Of course, they’ll be … Continue reading

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Sweet Inspiration for the Writer by Stacy Hoff

Today being National Doughnut Day, I thought I’d wrote about sweet inspiration. When I’m desperate to find a Muse, I look towards the things closest to my heart. And one of those things is food. Specifically, decadent deserts! When I … Continue reading

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Part of the Pack—Writing in an Anthology by Stacy Hoff

How is it to write as part of a pack? When I was first invited by a group of best-selling authors—Stephanie Queen, Merry Holly, Bobbi Lerman and Gerri Brousseau—to join in their anthology, SEASON OF LOVE, my first thought was, … Continue reading

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Short Stories Are Like Smart Cars (And I’m Taking A Ride) by Stacy Hoff

Until I learned about the publishing industry, I had no idea that commercial fiction writing had so many rules. I struggled to learn the precise definitions of genre and sub-genre categories, as well as their prescribed word-counts. That was several … Continue reading

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Hoping for The Luck of the Irish by Stacy Hoff

It’s unfortunate I’m not Irish—I could really use the luck. Will my newest release sell well? Will it get good reviews? Or be read by anybody (besides my mother)? How about my book signing event tomorrow? Will I wow people, … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Valentine by Stacy Hoff

Valentine’s Day for me usually means spending time with my husband and family. But this Valentine’s Day I’ll also be spending it with other folks—an entire group of people in fact. Yes, that’s right, I’ll be at my CT RWA chapter … Continue reading

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