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by Leonardo Wild
Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: help!
Replies: 40
Views: 6608

Re: help!

Hi LunarClipper, I just finished a non-fiction book on monetary engineering (for everyone to understand). The Spanish version will come out either in September or October, and a publisher is currently reading the English version, which I translated myself. I have a company as well that I started in ...
by Leonardo Wild
Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: help!
Replies: 40
Views: 6608

Re: help!

Hi LindaJeanne, I hadn't heard of the term "scope creep" before and looked it up. Thanks for pointing it out to us. In Spanish we have a saying: "El que mucho abarca poco aprieta." Basically, He who much embraces cannot squeeze much .... or something along those lines. Looks like...
by Leonardo Wild
Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Greatly Written: The Company
Replies: 0
Views: 918

Greatly Written: The Company

Hello, a quick note to recommend The Company: A Novel Of The CIA , by Robert Littell. Very well written, funny, no cliches, covering certain events since the Berlin Station during the Cold War to ... well, can't tell you or will spoil the read. Even despicable characters are given a chance to redeem...
by Leonardo Wild
Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: help!
Replies: 40
Views: 6608

Re: help!

Thank you very much, Lunarclipper. I haven't been on the forum much because I must meet a deadline. Trying to finish the revision on a non-fiction book, which I was supposed to deliver at the end of June. But too many other obligations and monkey-wrenches have made my second deadline of July's end b...
by Leonardo Wild
Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: help!
Replies: 40
Views: 6608

Re: help!

Thanks for the welcoming tap, Fluff (et al), Luckily, and as Louis L'Amour wrote in his Education of a Wandering Man , for a writer, everything is grist for the mill. So no matter which ports you raided and which ships you sailed on, which crew you shared the fiercest storms with or the most maddeni...
by Leonardo Wild
Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:01 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: help!
Replies: 40
Views: 6608

Re: help!

Hi Rebecca et al, Maybe I can help. Let´s see: RESEARCH: 1) Research is only there to help prove your point. Who has written about your subject? That´s what you need to know so you don´t go about re-inventing the wheel on a given subject. As you haven´t told us what the subject is, I´m speaking (wri...
by Leonardo Wild
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Sharing Research Tips
Replies: 13
Views: 2064

Re: Sharing Research Tips

Hi David et al, Research, hmmm. Well, there are three types of research. 1) Research your experience. This may not seem as "research" but in fact it's really what we use most when writing something. It is what gives life to your story because it is taken from "real life," so to s...
by Leonardo Wild
Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:26 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Who's a writer ?
Replies: 21
Views: 4832

Re: Who's a writer ?

Writers write, authors rewrite. Hardly any authors out there who did not have to re-write or have their work edited by someone else in order to become authors, i.e., published. So, all authors are writers but not all writers are authors. Nothing to do, mind you, with "good" writers, "...
by Leonardo Wild
Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: My first ever novel!
Replies: 15
Views: 2210

Re: My first ever novel!

Congratulations, Nicolas, Questions: 1) I take it you used Scrivener to set it all up or did you have someone help you with the design, cover design, etc. and used some other software? 2) Did you have someone do the style editing? As for the price, I agree regarding the Kindle version. As first-time...
by Leonardo Wild
Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: I'm a translator!
Replies: 11
Views: 1329

Re: I'm a translator!

Hi Paolo et al, Congratulations! Any tips you may want to share with us on how you used Scrivener, what features, etc., in order to smoothen your workflow? I´m in the middle of a translation myself, actually, revising a translation which I had done as a first draft in word and finding Scrivener very...