Category Archives: Writing

A Writer’s Juggling Act by Stacy Hoff

I know lots of writers. Tons. But out of all these authors I know, however, only a handful make enough money from writing to sustain themselves without additional income streams. This fiscal reality means that authors need to juggle full … Continue reading

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How NaNoWriMo 2016 Worked Out For Me by Stacy Hoff

My writer friends and I always talk about our progress, which is not surprising. The writing community is small, passionate, helpful, and eager to keep everyone motivated. But even with this group of cheerleaders, we like to jump on events that … Continue reading

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Novels—And Horses—Of A Different Color by Stacy Hoff

I guess you could call my (soon to be released) horse racing/romance novel a “horse of a different color.” Why is my book an outlier? From what I can surmise, here are the reasons: There aren’t a whole lot of … Continue reading

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Keep On Writing by Stacy Hoff

Ever since I decided to get back in the writing saddle I’ve been diligently typing away. It’s been one heck of a ride. I’ve fallen off. Gotten back on. Only to crash on the dirt track once again. I am … Continue reading

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Getting Published, Making Money & Falling Off a Cliff by Stacy Hoff

For most fiction writers I know (primarily in the women’s fiction and romance categories) becoming a published author is akin to running a marathon filled with buried land mines. For those aspiring to race on this crazy road anyway, I … Continue reading

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Erin Bevan Wants a Poll by Stacy Hoff

 Hello Passionate readers! Today I have on author Erin Bevan, who wants your opinion! What are you looking for in books? Please weigh in! I must take a poll. Really, I must. When you go to pick up a book, … Continue reading

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This Horse Racing Book Just Crossed the Finish Line! By Stacy Hoff

The 142nd Kentucky Derby means more to me than merely watching a fantastic race–it marks my own, personal milestone. Not only as a spectator, but as a writer. This week I signed the contract with my publisher for my fourth … Continue reading

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