Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Since my last post I have been working on my novel. Presently I'm working on Chapter seven that follows the Goulet Family during the years 1663 to 1665. During this period vast changes are being made in the governance of the colony. The king of France, Louis XIV, has made it a province of France and directly under the control of the king and his officials. Even so, the colony is fraught with many problems that affect the Goulet family directly. The research is intriguing and interesting but it does take time which often interrupts the flow of the writing.
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
My latest writing project is a historical novel based on my family genealogy as the first couple to immigrate to North America came in 1646 as settlers in New France then a colony of France. From these two have come most of the Goulets in North America including Canada, United States, and Mexico. My novel is the story of Jacques and Marguerite as the struggle to survive and prosper in an environment that is physically demanding as well a mentally challenging. To start, I use what I call is the 10 day plan. On the first day I concentrate on the theme and purpose of the story. The second day I list all the character that might appear in the story;major & minor. The third day I list all the locations and settings. The fourth day, I list all the characters goals; the fifth day is a list of all their obstacles. The sixth day I work on the conclusion of the novel. On the seventh day I make and outline of the complete story. The eighth day I decide on the chapter headings. On the ninth day I prepare all the file that I will need for characters, locations, notes, ideas, etc. On the tenth day, I spend the entire time composing that first most important paragraph. Now I ready to write the novel setting a quota of so many words a day. This, of course, will be different for each writer who uses this system. That's the way I work.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Charles Goulet has two new historical novel published; they are The Survivors and The Founders. Both are continuing stories of the Marin Family Chronicles. They are available online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books A Million, and many other bookstores. If you are interested in Canadian history, you will enjoy these books. As well they make great gifts for the history bluffs of you acquaintance. Have a great holiday season and my God bless you in the coming year.
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Ruth Zavitz's Flight to the Frontier has been released and launched and is now available on all the major online bookstores: Amazon.ca, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, and many others. If it's not on the shelves of your favorite bookstore, ask then to stock it.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
As editor of Chronicler Publishing I would like to announce the upcoming launch of a new writer, Ruth Zavitz's novel, Flight to the Frontier; it is the story of a young Quaker woman during the American Revolution as the Quakers are buffeted by both sides; the Loyalists and the Rebels. It will be launched on June 1, 2014.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
My novel, The Vanquished, is now available at all the major online bookstores. It continues the story of the Marin family during the Seven Years War between England and France for supremacy in North America that places the family in the center of the conflict. It is a story of intrigue, conflict, greed, and romance. I'm sure that readers will enjoy it and learn about French Canadian society at the time.