Author: Nieves

Writing and loving fantasy novels – Names and descriptions

I’ve devoured fantasy novels all my life. Yes, I mean devour and not read. You see, I lose the sense of reading as soon as my mind enters the amazing worlds and feels free to explore and discover interesting peoples, critters and places living in fantastic environments, using mind-boggling magic, and engaging in heart-racing adventures.…

Am I mastering my characters’ POV? Not.

Ian published a very informative blog about 1st person POV (http://writersintraining.com/2014/05/03/putting-the-is-in-fiction-writing-in-first-person), which I read thirstily because, as a member of the same critique group, I feel he masters that difficult 1st person POV outside of the memoir genre. For my fantasy novel, I knew I wanted to use some sort of 3rd person POV for…

More on how to use Spanish in your novels

Continuing with Spanish terms, cultural notes, grammatical curiosities and examples that writers can use to add some spice to their novels.  DEFINITIONS AND EXPRESSIONS te amo [action/v.] – I love you. There are many expressions in Spanish to say I love you – much Latin fire. Te amo denotes tenderness. It’s used for love within…