Taking a sabbatical.

What is a Sabbatical? Many professionals like professors, teachers, doctors and writers take them to get away to do some kind of research pertaining to their field of study, or just to put all their effort into achieving a goal. Usually this break is followed by a publication of some sort. Before a request is made for paid Sabbatical Leave, a proposal for …

Dale LangloisTaking a sabbatical.
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What frightens you?

https://soundcloud.com/dale-langlois/the-second-intelligent-species Click on the link above to hear my first ever radio interview. As any writer knows, solitude is a comfortable companion. When I am in the public eye, The Beave runs and hides. I am on my own. It’s easy to see how nervous I am when you can clearly hear my voice shaking. Look how calm, (and even happy) …

Dale LangloisWhat frightens you?
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First press release from Doug Buchanan of The Malone Telegram

    Previous Next Doug Buchanan, The Telegram Bangor man pens sci-fi novel Dale Langlois displays the cover of his first novel, ‘The Second Intelligent Species: The Cyclical Earth,’ as well as the tattoo he commissioned to commemorate the accomplishment.           Bangor man pens sci-fi novel DOUG BUCHANAN Question: What do you get when you put a computer keyboard in …

Dale LangloisFirst press release from Doug Buchanan of The Malone Telegram

Does this mean we are over the tipping point?

Finally people are starting to see how our planet’s climate is changing and are starting to prepare for the inevitable. I guess that’s all we can do is adapt. Cities all over the world are discussing how to protect their citizens from extreme weather and high seas. Schools are reviewing drills not only for crazed maniacs but natural disasters. Why? Because lately, each is …

adminDoes this mean we are over the tipping point?

Ok, strike one. Try something else.

The tag word experiment achieved nothing. What next? I’ve decided to lower the price from $3.50 to $2.99. I write “Sci-Fi for The Working Guy”, and realize we are the ones who work hard for our money. Although I’m sure $.51 won’t break anybody, I feel readers will feel more comfortable paying less than $3.00. Again this is another experiment. …

Dale LangloisOk, strike one. Try something else.

My introduction to the world.

When I conceived the theme of my novel, and the story developed, the idea of selling it never came to mind. I am at the stage where the creating process is nearing an end. My edits will be done this week.More than once I have been called an author. Other times I struggled to find even one friend who would call me a writer. What difference does it make? …

Dale LangloisMy introduction to the world.

Acknowledgements

Yesterday I worked on my Thank You page. Writing a novel is something you do by yourself, until you want to do it right. The help of others is essential if your story is to be marketable.Of course I thought of my father Bruce, who passed nearly three years ago. I thanked him for his artistic abilities. He taught me …

Dale LangloisAcknowledgements

‘THE BEAVE HAS GIVEN UP!’

This is what I’ve been hearing from my Alpha team at work. I’m sure they believe in me and know how hard I’ve been working, but they haven’t seen any revisions. I have talked to them, but have kept the revised versions secret. I took the advice of many while I changed much of the book. Chapters: 12,36,42,44 and 45 …

Dale Langlois‘THE BEAVE HAS GIVEN UP!’

Brick wall @ mach 1, no airbag.

The main reason I developed an Alpha team was so they could read my manuscript beginning to end and tell me where the problems were. Up until the last five chapters, there were few problems. In fact I thought I had it licked, but I was wrong. Every member hated the last chapters. ‘It seemed rushed’, ‘Too much of this, …

Dale LangloisBrick wall @ mach 1, no airbag.

Sprinting, but afraid of reaching the goal.

My goal is to finish the last six chapters next week. I will send my final revised manuscript to my editor at: http://www.fictionfixitshop.com/. Waiting for her final advice will seem an eternity, but I’ve come this far. In future weeks after her responce, I will format the whole thing to an E-book. I will print some paperbacks and some hard …

Dale LangloisSprinting, but afraid of reaching the goal.