miércoles, 7 de marzo de 2012

XXVII internacional simposium of Hispanic Literature

March 8 and 9 will take place the XXVII internacional simposium of Hispanic Literature in California State University, Dominguez Hills. It will tribute to Marcela Río Reyes and female writers in Spanish. It's free, open to public and very interesting to literature lovers. You can read the program here

sábado, 3 de marzo de 2012

Correct use of words and idioms by Luis Ramoneda

This writing bulletin is about those Spanish words and idioms that are normally used in wrong situations. You can read it here

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lunes, 13 de febrero de 2012

El imperfecto en Muñoz Molina

Aula Diez explains the special meaning that Spanish "pasado imperfecto" acquires, if it refers to dreams, with a Muñoz Molina novel example. You can read it here

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sábado, 4 de febrero de 2012

Writing bulletin: laísmo y leísmo by Luis Ramoneda

This month, Luis Ramoneda explains how to use la/le/lo pronouns in Spanish. This is a particulary tricky point in these language. You can read it here

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miércoles, 1 de febrero de 2012

Live literature

Some of us think feel that literature is part of our daily life. We live through stories so much that we, finally, live from literature. William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg have created The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, an animated film about words` power. You can watch it here

lunes, 16 de enero de 2012

It explodes and is real

Novels, movies an any art should find links between reality and fiction. There is a good example in Last action hero, when the dynamite from the movie enters in the cinema:

domingo, 15 de enero de 2012

Tarantino leaves characters free

Tarantino allows to the characters that they interact and talk each other, then it's created a situation and finally a complete story:

sábado, 14 de enero de 2012

Characters with life

At the begining, we should work to give a personality to our characters, but, if we do it well, after, they get their own life. You can see an example in The purple rose of Cairo:

viernes, 13 de enero de 2012

The Best Book Ever. Dreams about writing

In order to write, we should have a plan, learn techniques and work hard. If not, it will happen to us the following:

jueves, 12 de enero de 2012

Star wars in cello by The piano guys

There are some classics, as Star Wars, which have inspired many works, but they are always open to new versions. What happens if Jedis use their laser swords as cello bows and they fight with music? You can see it in the following video: