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awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
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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?
@BrunoLopes Try reading The Chanur Saga from CJ Cherryh. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chanur_novels A human becomes part of a group of hani, and he sounds like a child to the hani until he learns more of their language.
Jul
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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?
@BrunoLopes The idea is that the audience has to learn along with the character. If Roberta doesn't understand the English, she isn't going to understand what anyone's saying until she learns it. So you present the language from her POV. She points, other people speak slowly but it's still incomprehensible, she learns one or two words, etc. When she learns the one or two words, you then include them in Portuguese, because now your reader understands the words as well. Your narrator is not translating until the character learns.
Jul
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answered How to Develop a Theme Before Writing a Novel
Jul
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comment What's a good, wholesome, smut-free site where I can 'publish' my fiction writings for my friends to read?
Why does it matter if there is smut elsewhere on the site if your readers are only going to read your writing? It's not like your paladin is going to catch the Johnlock Virus and suddenly start smooching the cleric because your RPG story happens to share a top-level URL with some slashfic.
Jul
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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?
Related, possible dupe: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/1742/…
Jul
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comment Writing song lyrics
Oh, that's why "Yesterday" is so bloody easy to parody. I've heard gag lyrics more often than the real ones.
Jul
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comment Learning to write transitions and segues
Your first order of business is to go read more, I think. :)
Jul
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comment How do I get from the plot outline to an scene-for-scene summary?
While I haven't used the technique myself, you may find Motivation-Reaction Units could work for you: advancedfictionwriting.com/articles/writing-the-perfect-scene Goal/Conflict/Disaster, Reaction/Dilemma/Decision.
Jul
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answered How to decide whether a story is worth writing?
Jul
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answered At what point disappointment and frustration within the story makes the reader abandon it?
Jul
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comment What to do with cliched metaphors?
@DoubleDouble "a million bucks, all obviously counterfeit" I will cheerfully steal that and credit you. What an awesome phrase. :D
Jul
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comment What do you think about having very different tones in a single story?
@what I'm teasing you. You're saying Shakespeare, who is considered the greatest English writer of all time, is no longer appropriate as a role model. I'm joking that your comment is so wrong that it verges on profanity. :) (Obviously that's not true, and I'm just joking.)
Jul
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answered Capitalizing generic names
Jul
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answered What to do with cliched metaphors?
Jul
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revised How rough should a rough draft be
made minor edit so I could undo my accidental DV
Jul
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comment What do you think about having very different tones in a single story?
@what Shakespeare is "not fitting blueprints for literature today"? Do you kiss your mother with that mouth? ;)
Jul
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answered What do you think about having very different tones in a single story?
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awarded  structure
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comment Writing a Novel
"Sentence enhancing" and "story flow" must be done by a human, or several humans. You can do some basic polishing with software, but you'll need beta readers and an editor to bring the entire work together.