Gail Ingis, ASID

Artist, Educator, Writer, Designer

CHARACTER DRIVEN

Ever think about how the Bible is written? Is it character driven? What does it mean to be character driven? Well, if you know Michael Hague’s HERO’S JOURNEY (example: Finding Nemo), you know about character driven. You must choose when writing fiction, especially...

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ARIZONA CHRISTMAS

Cold Arizona sparkled with lights, poinsettia trees and blazing sunsets. We were prepared with warm clothes, warm greetings and family hugs. Arizona';s JW Marriott's Desert Ridge Resort & Spa underwater scene celebrated the holidays with a theme made from hundreds...

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ROMANCE 2017 HAPPY NEW YEAR!

My post today is about writing my romance novel, INDIGO SKY and am giving away two copies of my eBook to random commenters, so please join in and add to the conversation! Happy New Year, 2017. Reviewers say, “Indigo Sky has all the parts that readers crave. The...

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FELIZ NAVIDAD

Did I ever dream to meet the man? All those years listening to him sing. Oh, that voice . . . When Jose Feliciano sings, he reaches the heart. Mine sings at his sounds. Last Monday, Tom and I heard him sing at the BB King Club in NYC. Hearing this voice live was a...

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THE JACKET

Dazzled from the start. I had to own this jacket. The only one in the store, none online, only size left, large. Too big, but it didn’t matter. I was going to own this jacket. Did you know that bling makes people smile? Not only could others enjoy the sparkle, but I...

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Tweedledum and Tweedledee

"Tweedledum and Tweedledee" Roud #19800 John Tenniel's illustration, from Through the Looking-Glass (1871), chapter 4 Song Written England Published 1805 Form Nursery rhyme Writer(s) Traditional Language English Tweedledum and Tweedledee are fictional characters in an...

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THE AGONY & THE ECSTASY

Pain and pleasure. Entrepreneurs find out the hard way about earning a living. If you have a job, keep it until your dream comes to fruition. For me, I have had both success and failure, (pain and pleasure). My most successful endeavor provided ultimate satisfaction,...

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WHAT’S BETTER THAN 1ST PLACE?

Welcome to Junior's! Hail a taxicab anywhere in New York City and tell the driver, "Take me to the best cheesecake in New York." Odds are you will end up at the corner of Flatbush and DeKalb Avenues in Brooklyn, at Juniors. Junior's landmark restaurant is known as the...

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BALLROOM COMPETITION DONE!

Done Deal, this competition. I did it! The dancing competition at Foxwoods this past weekend was fantastic. Up at 5:30 a.m. for makeup, then hair up, then dress up. I glanced in the mirror, who is that? But you see, this is my exercise workshop. I never could stick to...

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BALLROOM COMPETITION

Competition begins in Kindergarten:   Where you compete in jump rope, remember double dutch? Relay races, finger painting pictures for the teachers to tack to the bulletin boards. In third grade you compete in spelling bees, in high school you compete in basketball,...

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MOONBOWS OVER YOSEMITE FALLS

Trail Map   ·   Photos   ·   Reviews There's always more to discover about Yosemite. I'm writing a sequel to Indigo Sky, so I'm researching building a home there in the nineteenth century. In Indigo Sky, Rork, a successful artist and his wife, Leila, a dedicated...

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FREE eBOOK: INDIGO SKY

Free for your reading pleasure, the eBook, Indigo Sky, is available for $0.00 Friday and Saturday, October 28 & 29,  on Amazon.Com. After the promotion is over the price goes back to $2.99. So get Indigo Sky while you can....

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WHAT DO YOUR BOOKSHELVES SAY ABOUT YOU?

Whenever I visit someone’s house for the first time, I try to sneak a peek at their bookshelves. It’s amazing what you can tell about a person from their books. Take my old roommate, for example; she had a small collection of Christian lit. and YA novels. Just by...

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THREE FORMATS: INDIGO SKY (free audiobook)

Indigo Sky, a historic romance, about a New York socialite who marries a feted, debonair author. But beneath the charm is a cheating husband addicted to drugs and women. The simplicity of her life runs amok when a handsome stranger, her husband’s business partner,...

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CENTURIES OF CHANGE

Just about the only constant in our world is change. In 2010, by the one-hundredth birthday of my hubby’s mother, she had seen changes no one would have thought possible—  Two world wars, nuclear power, personal computer, antibiotics, television, jet planes, a walk on...

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ROMANCE AT THE LIBRARY

Just in case you missed this . . . You are invited to come this Saturday, to the Old Post Rd branch of our public library, on October 8, 2016, at 11:00 AM. Claire Gem and your local author, Gail Ingis, will be there to greet you. Be part of a discussion about ROMANCE!...

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TIPS & TRICKS

I got this email a few days ago from Mel Jolly, she is the writer’s assistant, so you can imagine how busy she is. I get her newsletter because I had asked her to be my assistant, and she turned me down. I was sad, but she offered to send me her handy dandy...

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