Connected Stories – the Writer’s Anchor

- by Abby Gaines

Series of connected stories have been big for younger readers ever since The Famous Five first started tromping around the English countryside. This year, my online Christmas shopping includes the latest books in the series each of my kids is reading: George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series for my son, Jenny […]

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Birth Order in Writing…and in the Writing Business

- by Abby Gaines

The science of birth order – or pseudo-science, according to its detractors – has always fascinated me.  Does your position in your family – oldest, middle child, youngest, or only child – affect your personality, your decision-making, your education, your career and even your marriage? The topic has been under discussion in one of my […]

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Which e-reader?

- by Abby Gaines

Having not seen the point of e-readers the past couple of years—I’m wedded to paper, the touch, the smell, the rustle and slow slap of turning pages—I’m now considering buying one. To be honest, more out of professional curiosity than anything. I want to know how my readers’ experience of one of my books changes […]

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Look like a beauty queen…ish

- by Abby Gaines

Miss Universe has come and gone, but I’m still fixated on beauty queens and pageants. Not because I’ll ever wear a swimsuit without the sea being maximum 50 yards away, and not because I have one of those gorgeous wide smiles surrounded by pouty lips…. My interest is because I had fun digging below the […]

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