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Ebooks
What are ebooks? Why can't I buy that story in print?
eBooks are digital books. They can be read on a variety of readers and apps including Kindle, Nook, Sony eReader, iProducts, and the PC or Mac screen you are currently looking at. When you purchase ebooks, you need to know where you will be reading them before you decide which format to buy or download. More on that later.

Many of my self published titles are available in ebook format only. This is because they are short stories/novellas/or short novels. The cost of printing them would mean it would cost too much to buy them for the amount of story you are getting. I am looking at the possibility of putting a few of them together in an anthology for print at some point.

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Questions about the stories and books
Is there a sequel to Falling Under?
Yes! The sequel to Falling Under is called Dreaming Awake and it was released in early 2012.

Is there a playlist for Falling Under?

I find music VERY inspiring. You can find a partial playlist here.

Is there a sequel to Dreaming Awake?

There is no third book planned at this time, but I'd love to revisit the characters at some point. Amelia, in particular, needs her story told.




Questions about Gwen Hayes
Do you have advice for aspiring writers?
I do. I have advice about everything, actually, just maybe not all of it is good.

As far as writing goes, I recommend that people who want to write READ. Read everything. Read outside your genre, read screenplays, read memoirs, read poorly written books, read awesome books...I mean it!

And don't give up, even if someone tells you that you don't write well. Critiques can be hard to take, but you should try to take what you think you can learn from it and apply it to your writing--even if what you learn from it is that reading is subjective and you can't please everyone all of the time.  It could be that you have a lot of work ahead of you, though. Maybe you have a passion for storytelling, but the mechanics of writing are not your strong suit. Maybe your dialogue isn't realistic...maybe your plot is weak. And that is okay. You can always improve your craft if you keep writing...if you give up because someone told you you couldn't do it, then they were right.

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