A Writing Workshop: Get The Draft Done! Helping Writers Finish Their First Draft With Charles F. French



I am very pleased to announce that I will be giving a 3 hour writing event, focusing on my book Get The Draft Done! Helping Writers Finish Their First Draft on June 13th from 1:30-4:30 p.m. This event will be an interactive workshop specifically designed to give assistance to writers who have difficulties finishing their first drafts of their WIP.

It is sponsored by The Writers’ Community of York Region, and a link can be found here: Get The Draft Done! Workshop with Charles F. French


If you are a writer who has difficulty with drafting, then consider attending this event, so I can help you with applicable and actionable ideas and exercises.

Remember, the most important draft of a work is the first draft; without that one, no revision can occur.

Available on Amazon


Get The Draft Done! is available here: Amazon.com


Gallows Hill can be found here in ebook.

Gallows Hill in paperback can be found here.

An interview about Gallows Hill can be found here.


Please follow the following links to find my novel:


Print book

Thank you!

The book trailer:

Maledicus:Investigative Paranormal Society Book I

My radio interview:



Available on Amazon

French On English

Available on Amazon


Quotations on First Drafts


Here are a few quotations about creating first drafts to inspire all of us to keep writing:



“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” 

                                                               Mark Twain



“You might not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page.

   You can’t edit a blank page.”

                                                                 Jodi Picoult



“Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.”

                                                                      William Faulkner.


“You can do it. You can write that first draft, so that you can go on to the act of revision. But the first draft must be completed before you can achieve your finished book, and you can do it. ”

(Get The Draft Done: Helping Writers Finish Their First Draft” Charles F. French)


Writing Quotations


Here are a few of my favorite writing quotations:



“You put one word after another until you are done.”

                                                                                   Neil Gaiman






“If you write books, you go one page at a time.”

                                                                                   Stephen King




“I don’t fiddle or edit or change while I’m going through that first draft.”

                                                                                   Nora Roberts