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My first novel (in Spanish): http://www.amazon.es/dp/B00I1EU1Q0


May
2
asked How to come up with a good title?
Apr
12
comment 1st person story, but the main character will die in the end and some of the story needs to be told after his death. How to solve this problem?
Mods, could you please explain why my answer was turned into a comment on the basis of "not being an actual answer"? Was it because I wrote "Can you switch to 3rd person in an epilogue?" instead of "Consider switching to 3rd person in an epilogue, if applies to your case"? I have a big WTF sign over my head right now.
Apr
9
comment 1st person story, but the main character will die in the end and some of the story needs to be told after his death. How to solve this problem?
Can you switch to 3rd person in an epilogue?
Mar
27
answered Should I write about how the character solved some riddle or let the reader solve it himself
Feb
18
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
22
comment Do the characters in the following dialogue sound the same?
BTW, "quite sure"
Nov
28
comment Using dashes in writing dialogue
If you write in English, by all means. If you write in Spanish (as I do), quote marks would make readers' eyes bleed :) It's a matter of habit and I respect that; if/when I make an English translation, it will definitely use quotes.
Nov
27
comment Using dashes in writing dialogue
- Yep, that would be it, - I replied.
Nov
27
answered Using dashes in writing dialogue
Nov
22
awarded  Critic
Nov
18
awarded  Yearling
Nov
11
accepted How applicable are screenwriting ideas to novels?
Nov
7
comment How applicable are screenwriting ideas to novels?
You're absolutely correct, of course; these 35K words cover roughly half of the 12-page outline I spent two years planning carefully, so that thing may be half a novel. On an unrelated topic, I'm sure it would be truly enlightening to know your thoughts about the question I posed above, should you be so kind to share them.
Nov
6
asked How applicable are screenwriting ideas to novels?
Oct
23
accepted Problems with character development?
Oct
16
comment Problems with character development?
I see your point, but I'd say it's about what happens to people and how people react, otherwise what I'd have is a nice set of interesting biographies :) I tend to think that it's the structure that can provide ways for the characters to be interesting (unusual situations, plot twists,...)
Oct
16
awarded  Commentator
Oct
16
comment Problems with character development?
That's interesting advice, thanks. But I guess that's not the main problem I have - it's that they sort of speak and think the same. I'll have to make some of them more irrational and impulsive :)
Oct
16
comment Problems with character development?
That makes a lot of sense, thanks!
Oct
16
comment Problems with character development?
Thanks for the editing. Sorry, I don't have anything online - and it's in Spanish to begin with :(