Category Archives: Writing Topics

Memorial Day Weekend

I come from a military family. My dad served in the Navy for 20 years. My uncle served in the Army during World War II.  For me, Memorial Day and the days that surround it are a time of reflection. … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Die!

What does that weird title mean?  Have you ever been so ill you couldn’t eat or drink water? Have you ever been in such horrible pain you thought you would die? Getting sick last Saturday happened so fast that my … Continue reading

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This Horse Racing Book Just Crossed the Finish Line! By Stacy Hoff

The 142nd Kentucky Derby means more to me than merely watching a fantastic race–it marks my own, personal milestone. Not only as a spectator, but as a writer. This week I signed the contract with my publisher for my fourth … Continue reading

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Take a Bite Out of Life Florida Style!

Life takes us to unexpected places, so I’m writing to you from Florida. This is the first time in 16 years that my husband and I have been alone on a vacation. Being the endless romantic I asked him what … Continue reading

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World Daughter’s Week

This week has been World Daughters’ Week. I saw it on Facebook the other day and I thought what a great idea. It caught me unawares so next year I will have a big plan. Perhaps a tea party for … Continue reading

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I Love You, Tony Bennett!

Last night I had the joy and privilege of hearing Tony Bennett sing. He appeared in the arena of Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. All he had to do was walk on stage in front of a full house and … Continue reading

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Writer’s World Building & How it Effects POV by Stacy Hoff

I’ve traveled a lot in 2015 for business. No, not for my “day job” as an attorney. (That would be impossible anyway, since I am chained to my desk like a Doberman to its doghouse.) My travels have been for … Continue reading

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