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comment How to deal with a story that 95% of it takes place in a different language country and the protagonist speaks in it?
Consider just writing the dialogue in English (or whatever language your story is in) and let the setting and characterization communicate to the reader what language is being spoken. For example, Frederick Forsythe's The Odessa File is set in post-war Germany with a German protagonist and mostly German characters. It's easy to understand after the first couple pages that the characters are speaking German and you, the reader, can magically understand everything perfectly.
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comment How does one write a character smarter than oneself?
That's pretty good @Malcolm
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comment How does one write a character smarter than oneself?
I like this too. +1
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comment How does one write a character smarter than oneself?
Basically, sounds like hard work :P . But I am encouraged by "Some of your readers may be experts, and they may be annoyed at the flaws you and your characters exhibit". This means basically every author gets something wrong at some level?
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