When Do You Write?

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I have done a blog post before in which I asked where you write, and I have been delighted with the responses and the conversation that developed. I thought, then, that the next logical question to explore was that of when you write.

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With my schedule, between teaching at two colleges, tutoring, being a father, husband, and grandfather, it is difficult to plan a particular time when I write. That is one of the reasons I carry a pad and pen with me so that when I find the time to write, then I write.

If I could write, however, when I wanted to, then I would probably work in the later evening. I have always been nocturnal, and I have done some of my best work in the night time.

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I am asking all of you: what time do you write?

 

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Where Do You Write?

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Do you have a specific place in which you are most comfortable where you prefer to write? Is it an office, a dining room table, or a comfortable chair?

Or do you vary your locales? Do you ever go to a coffee shop or a diner to write? Personally, I like to change my writing areas, especially when working on first drafts, which I always compose by hand. I use a legal pad and pen, and I like to work in a wide variety of places.

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Today, the weather is spectacular. It is a bit breezy and cooler than normal, which I love. My plan for writing today, therefore, is to find a nice outside table somewhere, perhaps at a park or a college campus, and I will do my work there.

My questions to all of you follow: do you write in only one place, or do you prefer to vary your spots?  Secondly, where are you writing today?

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Quotations on Writing First Drafts by Charles F. French

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“Do not revise while writing a first draft!”

 

“No first draft is ever perfect, nor should it be.”

 

“Remember that writing is never finished–it is due.”

(This quotation or something like it has been offered by many teachers of writing.)

 

Get The Draft Done!  — The title of my upcoming book.

 

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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.

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Please follow the following links to find my novel:

ebook

Print book

Thank you!

The book trailer:

Maledicus:Investigative Paranormal Society Book I

My radio interview:

interview

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Available on Amazonf

 

 

 

 

 

May Installment of Promote Your Book!

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We are well into the month of May, and I thought it was time again for a book promotion party!

I want to offer an opportunity for all writers who follow this blog to share information on their books. It can be very difficult to generate publicity for our writing, so I thought this little effort might help. All books may be mentioned, and there is no restriction on genre. This encompasses fiction, poetry, plays, and non-fiction. If I have neglected to mention a genre, please consider it to be included.

To participate, simply give your name, your book, information about it, and where to purchase it in the comments section. Then please be willing to reblog and/or tweet this post. The more people that see it, the more publicity we can generate for everyone’s books.

Thank you for participating!

Keep on writing!

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Celebrate and promote your writing! Shout it out to the world! Let everyone know about your work!

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Let everyone know that you are a writer! Be proud of it!

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Feel free to promote a new or an older book!

I hope this idea is successful, and I hope many people share information on their books!

I will continue to have this party every few weeks.

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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.

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Please follow the following links to find my novel:

ebook

Print book

Thank you!

The book trailer:

Maledicus:Investigative Paranormal Society Book I

My radio interview:

interview

FOE_Cover_French

 

Available on Amazon

Read and Write Everyday

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This is a quick reminder to all writers: read and write everyday. These are the two most important activities for anyone who wishes to be an author.

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Our lives can be very busy and hectic, but try to put some time aside to do both reading and writing.

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What is Your Work In Progress?

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I am currently working on several projects: a first draft of a political thriller (about 1/2 finished), a third draft of a fantasy novel, and a  cookbook from meals by the characters in my series Maledicus: The Investigative Paranormal Society, Book 1 and Gallows Hill: The Investigative Paranormal Society, Book 2 by Charles F. French. This is a small, enjoyable book that I am creating for the sheer fun of it.

So, now I ask all the writers out there:

What is your Work In Progress?

 

Independent Bookstore Day

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April 27, 2019 is Independent Bookstore Day, and all readers and writers should celebrate the day and support independent bookstores!

Independent bookstores are increasing in number over the last few years, which is comforting and encouraging for readers and writers alike.

I would like to feature one bookstore in my area that is a wonderful place, and it does what many such bookstores do–it fosters a community or readers, both adult and children, and offers various events, ranging from readings, to open mike nights to game nights. This store is Firefly Bookstore in downtown Kutztown, PA, near a small public university and not far from where I live.

Firefly Bookstore is a wonderful establishment, and if you are ever in this area, please visit it.

Their website is Firefly Bookstore.

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Do you know an independent bookstore that you can feature?