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About Geoff Hoff
Geoff Hoff has been a creative writer, an actor, an acting teacher, a standup comic and a popular blogger. He studies and writes about the process of creativity and the process of marketing and teaches creative writing and marketing courses on the Internet.
His first published book, Weeping Willow: Welcome to River Bend, written with Steve Mancini, started out as an online satirical serial that garnered fans world-wide. He and Steve have been called "gently subversive" by a fan, a description they both find apt.
Geoff grew up in a town in Northern New Jersey that no longer exists, graduated from a college in Spokane, Washington that no longer exists and has learned to distrust permanence.
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Connie Ragen Green and Geoff Hoff, successful entrepreneurs and authors, teach the step by step process they have shared with others to make time management the key to productivity and overall business success. As they like to say, "if you don't know where you're going, it is difficult to get there."
"We artists are an interesting bunch. We think of ourselves as delicate, fragile,
and, somehow, special. We are also, often, plagued by the notion that we aren't
really up to snuff, which often conflicts with our over-inflated sense of talent
and worth in a boisterous conflagration of feelings that will stop us short
every time the notion that we might want to create something rears its little
Writers (and other artists) love to procrastinate. We spend almost as much
time, energy, effort and creativity finding ways not to get started as we do
in exercising our art. In Poppycock! Geoff Hoff examines and gleefully debunks
the myths we have created and use to not get anything done.
Some of the myths Geoff will destroy for you?
The myth of talent The myth of "write what you know"
The myth of writer's block
The myth of rules
The myth of inspiration
But he doesn't stop there. He also gives you advice on how to get started despite those myths, and gives practical techniques and exercises to help you open your creativity in powerful ways so you know what to do once you have started.
GEOFF HOFF is a best-selling author of fiction, business and how-to books. He has worn many costumes throughout his life. He was once "the good guy". He spent some time experimenting with "make everyone feel comfortable". Lately, he has discovered his inner curmudgeon and rather likes the outfit. The logical next garb to don is "old foggy" and he looks forward to that with great anticipation.
In Practical Business Wisdom and Magic, Pat O'Bryan shares not only his experience as a reformed broke blues guitar player who found unexpected success, but the combined wisdom and magic of world-renowned business and thought leaders.
Practical Business Wisdom and Magic will take you by the hand and show you how you can perfect your inner and outer games—how you can combine Wisdom and Magic—to create the life of freedom and prosperity you’ve been looking for.
People who have used Geoff's techniques have finally written their first story, and even sold their first short story! The straight-forward ideas about writing and creativity in general contained in this book will not only help you write that short story you've been wanting to write, but will help you write any work of fiction.
This no-nonsense, practical approach to writing thwarts every day obstacles like writers "block" and plain old laziness.
The six light-hearted but practical lessons include The Idea, The Beginning, Middle and End, The Setting, Character, Your First Draft and Conclusions and responses, which takes you from the first draft out to the rest of your life as a writer.
Be the writer you know you can be. Read this book and write that story.