Though my account is around 1 year old, i only just started using the site 2 weeks ago. Some nice folks on reddit recommended this site to me back then and i made an account, but i was still too shy to try and publish something here. The reason being that english is not my first language.
I'm generally a very shy and quiet person, but i'm gonna try my best to reach a broader audience through english.
Hmm, what else to say... Well, i've been writing for around 5 years, i guess i'm an aspiring novelist? I mainly work with Dark Fantasy, Drama, Tragedy, Horror, Romance and Smut. ( Yeah, smut. I tend to write some spicy stuff even though i'm shy. )
I don't know if the structure i usually use will work well in english, but gotta start somewhere.
That's it, i guess... Thanks for reading!
What do you mean exactly with 'structure you're usually working with'? Just curious.
I hope you have a great time here and share some amazing stories with us.
carebear90 Wrote: What do you mean exactly with 'structure you're usually working with'? Just curious.
Hmm, i meant the text structure, as in it's organization/elaboration. Maybe i phrased it in a bad way? I tend to go for a more simplistic, less descriptive approach.
Mal Wrote: Welcome to the Road :) I'm bilingual French/English, and I find Frenchisms or some French sentence structures occasionally slip into my writing, but rereading usually prunes that out. Or sometimes I leave it in if it makes sense, because it can give a certain unique flair :) The main thing is to have fun, non? Which language(s) do you speak?
My first language is Portuguese, i also speak English, Spanish and Italian. I have a degree in linguistics and literature, but... It has not been that useful in the job market... Heh.
TheHex Wrote: My first language is Portuguese, i also speak English, Spanish and Italian. I have a degree in linguistics and literature, but... It has not been that useful in the job market... Heh.
That's a nice package of languages :) I'm living abroad for a few years and mastering Spanish (or is it mastering me...?) which will hopefully bring me up to 3.
Of course that degree and that knowledge of the differences in languages and how they shape our thinking may be why you are hesitant to write in English; because when you know what a mountain it is to climb, to write/think/express-every-nuance in a language that's not the one of your birth, it seems insurmountable. But keep in mind that 90% of the people who post stuff on most sites don't know what a participle is, treat the oxford comma like it's got rabies, think proper spelling is optional, and have paragraphs that switch POV, tense, scenes or what-have-you halfway through and end up somewhere strange and mysterious. Royal Road does have high standards I find, but none of us are perfect for all that, and many take this as a chance to improve. So go for it XD