Category Archives: Writing Advice

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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The Importance of Amazon Book Tags by Stacy Hoff

The conventional wisdom of the publishing industry is that authors should keep writing within one genre, and even sub-genre. That way, readers know what to expect from an author and will readily pick up the author’s next new book. The … 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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Women’s Weekend Writing Retreat!

I have invited Author Bobbi Lerman to tell us about her upcoming Women’s Weekend Writing Retreat and the purpose for it! I want to write… but the dishes are piling up. I want to write… but I have that huge … Continue reading

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Why Are Editors Great? Thank you, Cheryl!

Why does an author need an editor?  While it is true in the world of self-publishing that an author can do everything themselves, should they?  For everyone working to make the transition from aspiring writer to published author, you need … Continue reading

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All Aboard for Blog Tours by Stacy Hoff

I’ve recently launched my newest release, DESIRE IN THE ARCTIC. In order to promote it I had to do everything  under the sun marketing-wise. Technically, this should have been no big deal for me. After all, ARCTIC is my fifth book … Continue reading

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