Álvaro wants to be a writer, but everything he writes is false, pretentious and tasteless. He works as a clerk in a notary’s office in Seville and his life is gray, colored only by his dreams. His wife, Amanda, is quite the opposite. She has always had her feet on the ground and has never dreamed of being a writer. However, she starts writing and gets a best-seller.
The divorce is unavoidable. It is then when Álvaro decides to face his dream: write a great novel. But he is incapable; He has no talent nor imagination. Guided by Juan, his writing teacher, he investigates the bases of the novel, then one day, he discovers that fiction is written with reality. Álvaro begins to manipulate his neighbours and friends in order to create a story, a true story that surpasses fiction.