Category: Writer’s Life
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.
I’m seeing way too many horrors happening in and outside my country. There is something wrong, on a basic human and moral level, with people who treat other people as if they’re less than human because of ANY REASON. I’m saying this because of what happened with Marielle Franco, a black Brazilian woman, politician and feminist who was murdered in 2018 and whose murder … Read More About our situation right now and my attempt to help
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
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.
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.