Category Archives: writing life

Let’s Keep In Touch by Stacy Hoff

Recently I went to a writers’ conference. Many of the classes at this two-day event focused on book promotion. I agree that promoting books is a necessary evil for any author. (Most authors just want to write novels all day … Continue reading

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The Cat That Reads Books

Two cats are part of my family. One is Buffy who I’ll talk about another time and she ran away when she saw I was taking photos, and there’s Bella. They are sisters and we got them from a cat … Continue reading

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A Blizzard and Choices

For me, many things happen in Boston. For uncounted years, I went to Arisia, one of the biggest science fiction and fantasy conventions in the northern U.S. I still count it as my home con and try to go every … Continue reading

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What Writers Can Learn From Artists About The Creative Process by Stacy Hoff

      Above picture: “Head” by Philip Guston (MoMA)   I visited New York City not too long ago. I traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). I did more than … Continue reading

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What Are Your Plans for Summer?

My summer is fille with plans like going to the beach. You’re looking at Ocean Beach in New London, Connecticut. I have finished the vampire romance after Vampire Princess of New York. The manuscript is done and submitted, so I … Continue reading

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How I Signed With A Literary Agency (And You Can, Too) by Stacy Hoff

  The last few weeks have been crazy. My horse racing romance, JOCKEYING FOR YOU, won the 2017 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence for contemporary romance. Simultaneously, I signed with a literary agency. Considering my life is usually pretty boring, … Continue reading

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Ohhhh, You’re on My List All Right… By Ripley Proserpina

This is going to be a list post… but when writing the title of the post, I started thinking about “all right” vs. “alright.” I do this. I come up with a theme, and then get sidetracked by grammar. It … Continue reading

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