Category Archives: writing life

Are You Ready for April Fool’s Day?

They say seeing is believing, but then again, look closer. Things are not always what they seem. In some countries, there is the practice of playing jokes and pranks on April 1st. The  Scandinavian countries seem to particularily enjoy this. … Continue reading

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Prepare to Spring Forward

We are sincerely hoping that our winter will end soon. It’s been hard on everyone. Officially Spring Forward in the United States starts at 2 am on Sunday, March 10th. It will end at 2 pm on Sunday, November 3rd. … Continue reading

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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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