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Hi Vincent. to begin let me tell you that English is my second language, but I write English as good as i can.
I have a problem and that is my style. my style is complicated because i mix styles from Spanish literature like fantastic realism (the same style that Gabriel Garcia Marquez uses in his fiction novels) and the fantasy styles from English literature. in simple words I am mixing styles from Spanish fiction with English fiction. is that ok?
if I mix them in my novel it would sound awkward? are there other books that mix styles, or use new styles?


The simple answer to your question is:  Sure!  It's perfectly okay.  So long as it sounds good, anyway, and without reading it, I couldn't say.  But when it comes to things like style, there really aren't very many rules at all, and most of those can be broken by a good enough writer.

So write as you feel you need to.  Just do it well.

Good luck.

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Vincent M. Wales


I am a speculative fiction novelist (fantasy, science fiction, and so on). While I may be able to answer questions on non-fiction, my specialty is fiction. Please keep that in mind when asking questions.


For four years, I taught a series of fiction writing classes in Sacramento, CA.

BA in fiction writing.

Awards and Honors
My 2004 novel, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, won BEST FICTION in Fresh Voices 2006, BEST FICTION and BEST YA FICTION in the NCPA Book Awards, and placed as a finalist in BEST BOOKS 2005. In 2002, my novel WISH YOU WERE HERE won awards for Best Fantasy and Best Fiction/Drama in the 8th Annual SPA Awards. My latest work is a trilogy titled THE MANY DEATHS OF DYNAMISTRESS (a superhero memoir). The first book, RECKONING, was released in 2013 and won the SF category in the 2014 San Francisco Book Festival, took second place in the 2013 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards for the SF/Fantasy/Paranormal category, second place in the SF category of the 2013 Reader Views Reviewers Choice Awards, and was finalist in Foreword's 2013 Book of the Year Awards, Fantasy category. The second book, REDEMPTION, will be released in early 2015 and the final book, RENAISSANCE, is scheduled for release in late 2016.

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