Category Archives: Craft

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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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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Knowing when to walk away

I wish I could say everything we start as writers ends up as a fantastic book that readers adore and critics rave about. Wouldn’t that be awesome? *pauses to ponder the perfection* Sadly, it’s far from the truth. First drafts … Continue reading

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Author C.D. Hersh Speaks About Character Control by Stacy Hoff

Hello Passionate readers! Today I have husband & wife author team C.D. Hersh talking character mutiny! If you survive the uprising, read an excerpt of their new release at the end of this post! What to Do When Your Characters … Continue reading

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Words That Make You Go Ewww! by Jenna Jaxon

I love words. We as authors are wordsmiths. Words are our livelihood. I love language and even though its rules sometimes makes me crazy, I really do enjoy putting words together in the best way to create stories from my … 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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Perception: The Best or The Worst?

I’ve been struggling for a while with perception of my work. Not only everyone else’s perception of it but my own as well. And maybe particularly my own. Can writers view their work objectively? I’ll admit I’ve always struggled to … Continue reading

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