Comienza Un Plan
With his second book, Comienza Un Plan, Joaquin was very excited to prepare and follow a plan for his theme, characters and plot. As a result, the story on this one has flown more smoothly. Events are connected and each chapter advances the plot as planned towards his intended ending. I’ve also noticed many other improvements in his writing: He is a lot more aware of punctuation, loves to use cliffhangers, is getting into scenario descriptions, is very willing to edit his text as we find pieces that may need more clarity, and by chapter 10 I’ve noticed a very consistent use of complex grammatical structures for his sentences. He’s using passive voice and many times successfully nesting lots of little details in addition to describing an action. Those of us reading him are very impressed.
Unfortunately for English speakers, this one is also written in Spanish, but here’s a lovely sample: The very wild events on chapter 6.