Category Archives: Plot

The False Start

There are many potholes in the road to finishing a book. One of the ones I find myself constantly falling into is what I call the false start…where you’re so sure you’ve found the perfect way to start a book. … Continue reading

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Interview with a Romance Reader about Her Favorite Things!

Rose comes from Georgia and loves reading romance!  I decided to interview her to get her insights on her favorite things in the books she’s read. Rose: I love your books. They are my fav. Susan: Thank you, Rose.  Let’s … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Fear Factor by Stacy Hoff

Because my newest book—my first sequel—released two days ago (February 3rd, 2016), my fear factor has been ratcheted up a notch. And why not? There is always anxiety for any author when their new book “hits the streets.” Will the book … Continue reading

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Location, location, location by Stacy Hoff

    The old adage in real estate is well known: the best way to select property is by considering three things – location, location, location. Does this principle hold true for writers? In order to find the perfect location … Continue reading

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Writing A Sequel by the Seat of Your Pants by Stacy Hoff

I can admit it – I am a “pantser” (someone who does not plot out a book, preferring instead to write by the “seat of their pants”). Maybe because of my “lawyer” day job I simply cannot write fiction by … Continue reading

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Part of the Pack—Writing in an Anthology by Stacy Hoff

How is it to write as part of a pack? When I was first invited by a group of best-selling authors—Stephanie Queen, Merry Holly, Bobbi Lerman and Gerri Brousseau—to join in their anthology, SEASON OF LOVE, my first thought was, … Continue reading

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Free Comic Book Day!!! By Susan Hanniford Crowley

With the coming of Spring, there are the usual sights such as tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths. How do I know when it’s really Spring? The first Saturday of May is Free Comic Book Day in the United States!!! YAY! This … Continue reading

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