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Question: In what language should I write my first book!?
I speak English, Russian and French!. Russian is my native language, but I live in Canada!. I don't want to write it in French, because I forgot it a little, since I left Quebec!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

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A lot of Russian authors seem to have been able to write quite wonderful things in English!.

So, I guess you shouldn't be asking us, you should be asking the book!.

Just start writing it, get the story down, in English and/or Russian and/or French!.

THEN, during your next draft, really think about which language really embodies the piece best, and try to re-write everything in that language!.

Good luck!. (-: I'm quite jealous of your linguistic ability!

Remember, even if you write it in Russian, there's a good chance you'll find a wonderful translator to do it in English for you !. !. !. !. Or you can simply translate it yourself, and send both versions out into the world to find their place!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

not to sound like a stupid girl who froths over everything, but you sound really hot
the whole russian/french thing!. now that's hot

on another note, write it in whatever language you want to!. You'll always be able to end up translating it laterWww@QuestionHome@Com

You should write in the language you're thinking!. When your native Russian, that's the language, because the story will come over much better!. After this, maybe you can go translating (or let translate) it into English!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

russian!. you'll be better equipped to get across inflections and subtleties in writing in your native language!.

from there, the text can be translated if needed!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I vote for English but depending on the genre and market Russian might work well too and if it is very good, it might get translated into other languages!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

the language you know best of course, the more words you have to work with the better off you are!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Russian, obviously!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Definately English!!Www@QuestionHome@Com




English!. You'll get more sells that way!.Www@QuestionHome@Com


I'd go for English!. But what was the first language that came up in your mind!? use that!. :)Www@QuestionHome@Com