Category Archives: Writing Topics

Do Words Move You?

Words, especially written words, have enduring power. It doesn’t matter whether it is a handwritten letter, an email, a sign, a poem, the words of a song, or a book. I’ve seen a person comforted by a genuinely written note … Continue reading

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Are You Successful? What Does that Mean?

  One of the things that stops us from doing the things we really want to do, the things we dream of, is when we compare ourselves to others. We are all different and that is wonderful. When you team … Continue reading

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Coping with Grief from the Passing of A Friend

I got a phone call that an old friend had unexpectedly passed away. My first response was that he was younger than me. Today I will be at his memorial service and remember all the beautiful things about his life. … Continue reading

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When An Author Regroups After Surgery

I was a little delusional. I thought to myself, okay, have the surgery and then while laid up write at maniac speed.  Pain, however, was a definite stumbling block. Pain killers also tend to blur the brain. Random falling asleep … Continue reading

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Dyslexia, Writing, and Me by Stacy Hoff

Lately, I’ve seen dyslexia related issues appear on social media more and more. I’m glad for the increase in awareness. For me, the issue of dyslexia is personal. I am dyslexic. My middle school age son is also dyslexic. Not … Continue reading

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Author S.C. Mitchell – A Man Who Writes Romance by Stacy Hoff

Why is there is stereotype that only woman write romance novels? That notion is simply untrue. Thankfully, author S.C. Mitchell is here to prove that a man can write romance just as well as a woman! What is a guy … Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung by Stacy Hoff

Here in the New England, spring has finally sprung. The first sign of spring, the forsythia bush, is as clear as a traffic signal, its bright yellow leaves ordering winter to stop. To me, a blooming forsythia bush means more … Continue reading

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