Category: That’s life

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Life in March – news, feelings, and the state of things.

At the end of November 2019, I moved from São Paulo, Brazil, to Extremadura, Spain, to build a new, better life.  In March, when the quarantine started, I was one month into my Spanish classes, looking for a driving instructor, and dreaming about the Spanish Summer and its countless festivals. Apart from that–since I was now in Europe–I was also making plans and raking … Read More Life in March – news, feelings, and the state of things.

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The power of Visual Novels

Before we begin… I’ve decided to write this post and share my story with the gaming community after seeing and purchasing this amazing game bundle on Itch.io. These eleven developers, together, already helped to raise almost 50k dollars in five days for The Okra Project, and, with 15 more days ahead, I’m sure they’ll help them even more. Contribute too! All of the money … Read More The power of Visual Novels

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About my characters and heritage, and the fires in Brazil

If you’ve read the latest chapters of my superhero book, you already met the mysterious “friend” my main character, Roberto, tries to hide. Rob is a druid, from an old tribe of native Brazilians from Amazon and, as you’ll discover today, he has someone close to him. This someone’s name is “Anhangá” and he was based on one of the most terrifying and yet … Read More About my characters and heritage, and the fires in Brazil

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On what makes writing so emotionally draining.

The connections we create with our characters and with the worlds we build are exactly what makes writing so exhausting, so emotionally draining. And also the reason, I reckon, why we’re so protective of our work.

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Rambling: last month, I lost a friend.

And it wasn’t just any friend. It was a friend I thought I’d carry for life, through this hard, filled-of-sorrow moment I’m passing through to the pink-colored, lime-and-lilies-scented moments that are waiting for me. It was a friend who co-wrote a book with me… a book which will never be published, even though it’s completed, edited and ready, with cover and half-finished marketing material. … Read More Rambling: last month, I lost a friend.