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.).

Friday, March 22, 2013

How and Why I Write

  • What discipline do you impose on yourself regarding schedules, goals, etc.?
When I'm at work on a book, my goal is to write a chapter a day, no matter how long it takes. A chapter may take as little as 1 hour. Or it might take 2, 3 hours or more. My goal remains: one chapter each day five days a week. I try to save Saturdays and Sundays for personal and family activities, but now and then I might go to my study to check my e-mail.

  • Do you write on a computer? Do you print frequently? Do you correct on paper? What is your process?
I'd be lost without my iMac and iPad. I'm always in a create-revise-create mode; write-revise are no longer discrete phases of writing for me. I doubt that paradigm works for anyone these days.

  • What has been your experience with publishers?
So far, good. My textbook editor at Taylor Francis, Naomi Silverman, has been a friend and a great help for 20 years or more. The people at Author House are great to work with, too.

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