About my characters and heritage, and the fires in Brazil

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 [...]

Rambling: last month, I lost a friend.

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, [...]

About writing in another language—and how it helped to improve my Native one.

About writing in another language—and how it helped to improve my Native one.

You see, ignoring the fact English has Anglo Saxon roots, while Portuguese has Latin roots, like French and Spanish—and ignoring also they have completely different structures and grammar rules and slang words and idiomatic expressions and etc—when writing in another language, you have also to consider your readers, your characters, the place they live in and, mainly, their language.

My dad asked me once ‘are you ready to give up being a writer?’ And this turned out to be one of the best advice I’ve ever received.

My dad asked me once ‘are you ready to give up being a writer?’ And this turned out to be one of the best advice I’ve ever received.

I have 3 siblings: a sister and two brothers, all of them are older than me. There's a 12, 9 and 7 years gap between each of them and me, so I was basically raised with only one of them, the 3rd on the 'line'... Still, I have a great relationship with all my siblings [...]

Unpile those building blocks! Ask yourself: am I really writing to make a difference?

Unpile those building blocks! Ask yourself: am I really writing to make a difference?

Hello, you! I was MIA for some time, I know — but there's a reason behind that. I was, and still am, struggling between what I think is best for me and what I think is best for my so-called "Future" (taking care of Mom and Dad included). As a result, everything feels a whole [...]

Not-so-urban- LitBite: A rainy beach, a melting popsicle.

Not-so-urban- LitBite: A rainy beach, a melting popsicle.

'Lit Bite' is a collection of nano-texts that may or may not have an ending. For me, it represents a reflexive moment, a time to think about Writing and about my life in the city, with all the great and terrible feelings it brings me. They are short, small scenes with memories or imagined situations. What [...]