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How to Write A Fiction Novel, Part 3 – Do Your Characters Breathe?

Is it the story or the characters that captures the hearts of readers? In talking to people, whenever they talk about a book or movie, they immediately mention the characters by name. The problem in the book may be important … Continue reading

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How to Write A Fiction Novel, Part 2

You have started your fiction novel, and you have found you’re one of two kinds of writer. You’re either a “pantser” (one who writes from the seat of your pants) or a plotter (one who figures it all out). I … Continue reading

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Twitter Pitch Parties—The Updated Edition by Stacy Hoff

A few months ago I posted an article about Twitter pitch parties: http://bit.ly/2prHy8Z. That post got a ton of hits! Given its popularity, and the fact that this December brings two major pitch parties, I decided to give an update. For … Continue reading

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How to Write A Fiction Novel, Part 1

We begin with a pause. That’s my granddaughter Penny decorating the Christmas tree. Why the pause? Because it’s important for writers to live life. Besides you never know when it will show up in a book. Your life, your advertures, … Continue reading

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Samanthya Wyatt Tells A Powerful Story by Stacy Hoff

Hello Passionate readers! Today on Nights of Passion I have author Samanthya Wyatt talking about what makes a powerful story! The power of your story is in the character’s true emo­tions. The reader wants to be involved with the characters. … Continue reading

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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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Necessary Distractions for Healing the Heart

With the passing of my father, his wake and a funeral, it was comforting to receive hugs, love and condolences from family and friends, and I thank everyone.  On the right is a bouquet from my colleagues at work. Still … Continue reading

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