From the very first sentence the writer François Barcelo admits this confidence: this book was commissioned by the publisher Victor-Lévy Beaulieu from Trois-Pistoles, Quebec, and it''s contrary to his habit of writing to order, although François Barcelo (he says itself) has long written advertising before becoming one of the few professional writers in Quebec only to live by his pen. He admits that is the first time he signed a publishing contract without writing a single line before. Welcome initiative of the publisher of Trois-Pistoles, since this book deals with a writer. François Barcelo opens the doors of his office and talks about his habit of writing in a style familiar and natural, with the evocation of childhood memories, for example, his first attempts at writing and publishing. Writing in complete freedom
is rich in information of all kinds of what students and budding writers are looking for. Because the author has already established himself as a writer is much more minor than it had claimed in a statement introduced as a mere joke, but that was later blown up by the media environment Quebecois culture. The reputation of François Barcelo beyond the borders of his native Quebec and is the first writer in Quebec published by Gallimard in the Série Noire. The bibliography of the writer has a thirty titles, most novels Throughout the chapters, Barcelo about his writing techniques, he speaks of the computers it uses, but also software grammatical corrections, treatment texts and dictionaries.
The author even gives his email address so we can communicate with him, it makes a character François Barcelo fort sympathique. How many pages he wrote a day? What aspects of his job and he preferred those he hates? What are his goals when he wrote and what he needs in writing? What problems have hampered him as a writer? Who wrote it? Are there tricks to break a deadlock of writing? How correct he his texts? How much money does a writer like him? His latest novel is based on how many copies? François Barcelo frankly answered all these questions without batting an eyelid. We discover a freedom loving man for whom writing is the main reason for living. But still: François Barcelo does not fail to denounce the lack of government assistance, although this aid does exist, it remains woefully inadequate with the result, the stress of living free but poor. That is the condition of a Quebecois writer. Despite the fact that he earns little, Barcelo remains confident, even optimistic: he remembers the time when he earned less than twice its current income. Wonderful lesson of wisdom. François Barcelo appreciates what he has, especially for this gift he''s saving his life in a modest but honorable.