Abingdon Kindle titles

Randy Rooney

Randy Ingermanson


I was zipping through about three days of back e-mails, reading each subject line and then deleting it.

“Earn $3,000 per day—guaranteed!!!” Deleted.

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Adele Annesi

Word For Words

A Tale of Two Stories: A Study in Plot Treatment

I recently read Life of Pi, a fantasy adventure by Yann Martel, and found it interesting on many levels, one of which is the two-story concept—if you don’t like how one life story goes, create another. We may not be able to do this in real life, but we can do it in storytelling. Some of the most interesting tales have more than one plot and don’t...

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Janet Kobobel Grant

Agent Column

The Care and Feeding of an Agent

Over the years, on a number of loops, I’ve read discussions among authors about how to keep the relationship with an agent feelin’ groovy. What does an agent want from his or her clients?

Gifts. (Just kidding.)

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Screenwriting 101

C.J. Powers

Creating Dimensional Characters

Kudos to Drew Barrymore in her directorial debut of Whip It. Not only did she do well directing the production, but she found a story worth telling. It played well on screen because writer Shauna Cross (Novel: Derby Girl) was able to visualize all the internal feelings in her screenplay and...

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POD and Self-Publishing

Deborah Kinnard

Small Press Publishing—One Writer’s Experience

Back in the day, I opted to send my first novel to a small press. Why didn’t I set my sights high and target the big NYC houses? I can’t honestly say I knew all about small press publishing then, but I’ve since learned some valuable facts.

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Nora St.Laurent


Introducing DiAnn Mills, Book Club Leader

I have the privilege of introducing DiAnn Mills as not only an accomplished author with several books to her acclaim ’but also a book club leader.

DiAnn, thanks for sharing, you are a woman of many talents. How did the Lord involve you with book clubs? When did you start running one?

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