Writing hack UNLOCKED

After over 300 posts, I found the secret to always having something coherent to say/write and not make you suffer while reading my ramblings.

Here it goes…

When I don’t have anything to say, when it’s hard for me to express myself (wanting to do it, of course. The nights I don’t want to do anything, well that’s another story), the great trick is to write my thoughts in Spanish, and then translate them to English.

That’s how simple this is.

When you’re bilingual (working on being trilingual), there are ideas that are easier to communicate in my native language, the one I’ve been using on a daily basis for over 30 years. For the record, I’ve known English since I was a child. I’m fluent, but the expertise, naturalness and thinking speed will never compare to my mother tongue.

In part, that was one of the main reasons for creating this blog; to write English more smoothly, avoid using the translator and/or recycled phrases (cliches), think first in English, never in Spanish.

So what if I discovered it now (maybe not discovered, but certainly confirmed it and proved it works). These are the important things you learn in life once you commit to doing something and hit a wall, finding a challenge you have to beat by yourself because it only depends on you to surpass it.

2 responses to “Writing hack UNLOCKED”

  1. Reblogged this on AuntyUta and commented:
    This post makes me think a bit, what my relationship to the German language is right now. Do I miss, speaking German? I find this is a question, I probably cannot answer very well. Maybe I should try? 🙂

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