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Robin F. Gainey

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Robin F. Gainey grew up in a household full of pencils, erasers, Underwood and Royal typewriters (one of each) and case of liquid paper. Raised by her author-grandmother and an extended family of eleven women and two men, there was always something to write about. Throw in a secret side of the family recently revealed and we now have a multi-volume saga with a theme: Transformation. It wasn't until mid-life that she began to air any of the "legacy-linens" in public, mostly embroidered and dyed to embellish the truth. "Write what you know" is mostly what she does. And what she doesn't know, she makes up. It's fiction, after all.

Not fiction: Robin has undergone many transformations. She partnered in the creation and opening of The Gainey Vine

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Robin F. Gainey Writer's block can mean your story doesn't want to move the way you want it to move. Try going a different direction with a scene and see what…moreWriter's block can mean your story doesn't want to move the way you want it to move. Try going a different direction with a scene and see what happens. Sometimes the story knows better than the author which way to go. What works for me? WRITE! Write anything. JUST SIT DOWN AND WRITE. Writer's block=procrastination. If your hand is moving, it's moving forward!(less)
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Dear Mr. Bezos:

Your net worth just passed $95 billion. A mind-numbing number.

Do you ever pause at a price tag? Worry over paying the bi-annual property tax? Waver between buying gas for your car (or paying the electrical bill for the Tesla) and taking mass transit? Or, as most authors do, use the blank side of already printed paper to fashion a document? Perhaps at one time in your life, but no...

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