Category Archives: Plot

Life or Death Writing Prompt and an Upcoming Convention

In addition to writing and living life, writers are always studying the craft of writing. One of the hardest scenes to write is a convincing moment involving life or death. I was reading recently that the death should be either … Continue reading

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Short Stories Are Like Smart Cars (And I’m Taking A Ride) by Stacy Hoff

Until I learned about the publishing industry, I had no idea that commercial fiction writing had so many rules. I struggled to learn the precise definitions of genre and sub-genre categories, as well as their prescribed word-counts. That was several … Continue reading

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Torn Between Two Guys & When Things Break by Susan Hanniford Crowley

I know I haven’t been seen that much on Facebook or Twitter or Tumblr. I’ve been deep in writing my book that I love. I’m so wound up with the characters that I’m dreaming about them constantly. Imagine a lovely … 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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Meeting Charlaine Harris

At the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention, you may have heard that all my technology failed me so I don’t have a photograph of this event.  This photo is from Charlaine Harris’s page on Goodreads. Here is her website: http://charlaineharris.com/ I went … Continue reading

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Project Book

I’ve recently been tasked with a fairly big project during my day job, which requires a lot more planning than I’m used to. It has required quite a bit of effort on my part and as I learn to plan … Continue reading

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Let It Go!

Sometimes everything goes wrong and you want to scream, but you hold it all in. Sometimes you know the perfect words to say, but you don’t say them. It comes out wrong because you’re nervous. What are you nervous about? … Continue reading

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