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RWA Nationals is Coming Up by Stacy Hoff

Last week I had peace and quiet to work on my latest manuscript. This week I’m preparing for wonderful chaos. I’m preparing for Romance Writers of America (RWA) national conference in New York City next week. I’ll be sad to … Continue reading

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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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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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What I Have Learned So Far – Sharing Secret Two!

Secret Two was hard won and hard to believe at first.  Change can be hard to take and at times we’re just not ready for it. What do you do? I learned recently from a very creative and long-time bestselling … Continue reading

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What I Have Learned So Far – Sharing Secret One!

During the course of the year, I’ve learned quite a bit. I’m going to share it a little at a time. No need to overwhelm anyone. Secret 1 – Never give up. Never surrender. This isn’t an easy thing, but … Continue reading

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Going to 8 Pi-Con! Now Where’s My Pirate Hat?

I started out in science fiction and fantasy and it shows in my stories. I’m a world builder and my characters have family and friends that usually appear in later books creating a series. I love the costuming and the … Continue reading

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What A Writer Needs – Part 3: Memories

I was speaking to a friend recently about my vampire series and the minor character of Lily Snow that sometimes has a small part in my books.  She smiled and said, “I know who Lily Snow really is.”  I laughed.  … Continue reading

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