Category Archives: Writing

NaNoing My Way Into 2018…A Reboot

I can’t believe it’s already October! Is it just me, or has this year flown by? Well, November is coming up in a few weeks, which means I’ll have my fingers flying for NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month is something … Continue reading

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Creating A Book Series by Stacy Hoff

Writing life. Gotta love it. If you think coming up with a plot line for a single novel is hard, try conceiving numerous plot lines for a multi-book series.      What was my initial reaction to writing a series? Yeah, … Continue reading

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Joanne Guidoccio’s Positive Approach to Writing by Stacy Hoff

Hello Passionate Readers! Today I have author Joanne Guidoccio talking about her uniquely positive approach to writing. Affirmations for Writers During my cancer journey, I read Louise Hay’s book, You Can Heal Your Life, and developed an interest in affirmations. … Continue reading

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Dyslexia, Writing, and Me by Stacy Hoff

Lately, I’ve seen dyslexia related issues appear on social media more and more. I’m glad for the increase in awareness. For me, the issue of dyslexia is personal. I am dyslexic. My middle school age son is also dyslexic. Not … Continue reading

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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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