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by AlexWolfe
November 20th, 2010, 11:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing foreign dialogue....
Replies: 7
Views: 957

Re: Writing foreign dialogue....

Things to consider: (1) Not all readers are going to take the time to look up the meaning of the conversation. Some will, but some will just skip over it. If the dialogue is critical to the story, it might be better to write it in English to make it easier on the reader. (2) Some things that just do...
by AlexWolfe
November 20th, 2010, 10:26 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing Workshops? -- POV changes -- Show Vs Tell
Replies: 24
Views: 4602

Re: Writing Workshops? -- POV changes -- Show Vs Tell

In the interest of full disclosure, I'm very biased because I graduated from Odyssey and got a lot out of it, but I would seriously consider checking out their online classes . Jeanne was an editor for Bantam for a long time and knows what she's talking about. More importantly, she has the rare comb...
by AlexWolfe
November 20th, 2010, 9:24 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: The BEST of Short Stories
Replies: 12
Views: 1827

Re: The BEST of Short Stories

Not sure what you like, since Stories is a pretty eclectic mix, but... Pump Six , Paolo Bacigalupi -- Bacigalupi is one of my favorite sci-fi short fiction writers. I'm a huge fan because his sci-fi is still groundbreaking, and it deals with issues that few authors have examined. He got his start wi...
by AlexWolfe
November 19th, 2010, 1:50 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Can You Have Alternating Third Person/First Person?
Replies: 24
Views: 3882

Re: Can You Have Alternating Third Person/First Person?

One fantastic example of alternating POV that hasn't been mentioned is The Winter of Our Discontent by Steinbeck because the alternating POV is essential to the story. The opening chapters of the story are told in the third person. In the beginning, the reader sees an ostensibly jovial main characte...