Welcome to Larry Andrews' website.

Greetings and welcome to my blog spot.

I've written two novels since my retirement in 2008. The first is a romance, Songs of Sadness, Songs of Love. The second is an action/mysteryThe China-Africa Parallax: A Ryan and Gillian Mystery.

Among the textbooks I have written areLinguistics for L2 Teachers, Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, 2001; and Language Exploration and Awareness: A Resource Book for Teachers, 3rd edition, Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, 2006. This textbook was translated into Korean by Pagijong Press, Seoul, South Korea. 2010.

I am presently writing my third Ryan and Gillian novel, The Nathan Culper Brotherhood. You can follow my progress on novel #3 here at this blog site.

To order any of my titles please go either to nook.com or amazon.com (Kindle users can go to the Kindle Store.).

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Why and How I Write, Part I

An Interview With Larry Andrews,
author of Songs of Sadness, Songs of Love, and
The Russia-Africa Parallax: A Ryan and Gillian Mystery
by Nadia Janice Brown, CEO, Author & Book Promotions

  • What did you first read? How did you begin to write? Who were the first to read what you wrote?
1. The first thing I read was the daily newspaper. It was an evening delivery so after my mother had dinner prepared, we'd sit side-by-side on the couch waiting for my father to come home; mom read the newspaper to me. Soon, we had a "you read to me I'll read to you" pattern. Reading was an activity I learned by observation, then practice.

2. Not counting school assignments (most of which was not writing, it was parroting), my first writing was as a sports reporter. I was already employed by the local newspaper to deliver the carriers' bundles to their homes. Since I was in the newspaper offices everyday, I knew when there was an opening for a part-time writer in the Sports Department. That was my beginning as a writer.

3. My first readers were my mother and a Sports Editor. Today I ask 3-4 friends to read my drafts.

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