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.).

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Why and How I Write, part 3

  • What is your creative process like? What happens before sitting down to write?
This isn't very intellectual, but the first thing I do is to stand beside the computer hutch and do some exercises to loosen my back muscles my physical therapist taught me. Since I often lose myself in what I'm writing, I'll sit longer than I should, an irritation to my back. Then, I sit down to work, reading the last chapter I finished to bring me up to speed.

  • What type of reading inspires you to write?
I get ideas from The New Yorker, the Atlantic, and a diverse list of novels our book club selects. I read several newspapers, thanks to the internet.  Stories are all around us, inviting fictionalization. (Nice word, eh?)

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