Category Archives: Emotions

What I’ve Learned: Sharing Secret 11 – Expect the Unexpected

Things are changing faster than I can keep up.  Instead of trying to understanding everything, I’ve switched to let the flow take me wherever. Life happens that way a lot. First my computer was acting badly the other night. I … Continue reading

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Hoping for The Luck of the Irish by Stacy Hoff

It’s unfortunate I’m not Irish—I could really use the luck. Will my newest release sell well? Will it get good reviews? Or be read by anybody (besides my mother)? How about my book signing event tomorrow? Will I wow people, … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned: Sharing Secret 10 – Love, Sex and Power or What Makes A Love Story Great, Part 2

Last week, we looked at young love in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This week, we’re looking at love and sex between a power couple. We’re talking about Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. The story is about a powerful woman who is … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned: Sharing Secret 9 – What Makes A Love Story Great? By Susan Hanniford Crowley

When you read a love story, what qualities in the story really attract you? What makes the love story great? Romeo and Juliet is a play by William Shakespeare and is about two feuding families. But one night Romeo and his … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned: Secret 6 – I’m Stuck!

I’ve been stuck in my recent work in progress, Book Two in the Arnhem Knights of New York series. One reason was I needed to do several things. When I’m stuck, I have to change gears. I’m not listening to … Continue reading

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Learning Ever After by Stacy Hoff

My debut romance novel, DESIRE IN THE EVERGLADES, went “live” on Amazon on Wednesday. Seeing my book’s cover by the iconic pictures of a shopping cart and smiling mouth was a fantasy come true. Mostly. I had always assumed that … Continue reading

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Author Anxiety, Part II – By Stacy Hoff

my debut novel, DESIRE IN THE EVERGLADES, is hard. As a mother, I can personally vouch releasing actual babies into the world is much less traumatizing. After all, what Facebook friend would post under my baby’s picture: “Your newest delivery … Continue reading

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