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A Writer’s Fear Factor by Stacy Hoff

Because my newest book—my first sequel—released two days ago (February 3rd, 2016), my fear factor has been ratcheted up a notch. And why not? There is always anxiety for any author when their new book “hits the streets.” Will the book … Continue reading

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Location, location, location by Stacy Hoff

    The old adage in real estate is well known: the best way to select property is by considering three things – location, location, location. Does this principle hold true for writers? In order to find the perfect location … Continue reading

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Writing A Sequel by the Seat of Your Pants by Stacy Hoff

I can admit it – I am a “pantser” (someone who does not plot out a book, preferring instead to write by the “seat of their pants”). Maybe because of my “lawyer” day job I simply cannot write fiction by … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions by Stacy Hoff

Lots of people have resolutions for the new year. Lose weight. Exercise. Stop smoking, etc. My New Year’s resolution is the exact opposite of being healthy. That’s right, I want to live a sedentary lifestyle by forcing my big ol’ … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day by Stacy Hoff

    Happy New Year, everyone! Are you recovering from last nights festivities? Me, too! There are champagne glasses strewn around and leftover platters with remnants of tasty food. My house is a mess. But while the cleanliness quotent is … Continue reading

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Becoming Published, Part II by Stacy Hoff

When I was a young lawyer (almost twenty years ago) I wrote short fiction stories just for my own entertainment. My pieces were comical because surviving my combative profession always requires a few laughs. The stories were also therapeutic – … Continue reading

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Becoming Published, Part I by Stacy Hoff

I’m looking back on my road to publication. The (newly released) print edition of my second book, LAWFULLY YOURS, has made me nostalgic. And grateful. It’s been a very long emotional journey. How long? About twenty years! LAWFULLY YOURS is … Continue reading

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