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- My dear, me,

Do you still remember how it all started

When you layer down in a warm arms of a notebook, wrote down your first verses and sighted, scared of what you had done...

The enourmous power that had awaken whithin you, your own words, that like a fever, consumed you until you learned how to tame them

You became poetry

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Mar, 24. 2024

While I still write...

I try to convince myself not to call it a talent,
Because while skills are built with effort, 
talents are unearned gifts,
and can be taken at any time.

But there are days when silence defies my logic,
and the distance between pen and paper is an abyss.
On the way from my head to my hands, ideas get lost...

And I wonder if it's time that's gotten shorter,
or have I got slower?

They say that all good things come to an end,
That's why I always leave the worst of me in each verse.
To see if that way I can cheat the game,
In the hope of writing for a while longer. 

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Where does inspiration come from?

Feb, 20. 2023

Looking at nothing and letting your mind go where it needs to go: this is how good ideas come to life. Is it?

The artist stops, looks at nature, lets his mind wander, and voilà, the brilliant idea comes. How many times have you come across a scene like this in movies and literature to represent the search for inspiration?


I recently came across one of these scenes in the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, the biography of the band Queen. The specific part is the one that introduces the creation of the title song, one of the band's most recognized songs, in which the singer-songwriter Freddie Mercury lights a cigarette, and looks at a vast field... And then the scene cuts to the recording of the song.

And really, there are moments when good ideas come completely out of nowhere, after a brief moment of reflection, but this is not how it happens in most cases. Being an artist is not a gift, it is a process that involves research, experimentation, and building each work.


So if you have ever felt like creating art but find it hard to feel inspired, understand that the moments when you will look at nothing and the ideas will come by themselves are rare. Most of the time you will be reading, watching a movie, or going for a walk, and then something will catch your eye and provoke you enough to make you want to create something about it.


And it is not a problem to use the work of other artists as a reference, the very song I mentioned, Bohemian Rhapsody uses elements from opera pieces, for example, evidencing that there was indeed vast research behind the idea.


Even this text that you are reading came about because of the provocation of a movie.


So, if you want to create art, my biggest advice is, to consume art. Don't expect your ideas to be original and revolutionary. Find a place of discomfort, provocation, and curiosity in what already exists, and build your works from there.

Feb, 20. 2023


being born;

growing up;

getting to know people;

feelings never felt before;

seeing places never seen before;


fall in love;

say "i love you";

hear "i love you";

live thorough breakups;

live everything life has to offer;

and wonder if there has ever been a time when I was ready;

to feel alive.





Always the same song

Jan, 31. 2023

I kind of liked our eclectic mix,

that combined progressive rock with Caetano.

Those dysphonic beats,


distant from anything heard until then.

I even wanted to stay a little longer,

But you know how life is...

Too short for a single conversation,

A single song.

Too short for a single goodbye.

- Maria Eduarda A. Fagundes. What I saw through the window

The Book of Chameleons: From Literature to Cinema

Nov, 22. 2022

What if you could change your past? Erase all your mistakes and become someone totally new, would you? If you like this premise, you need to know "The Book of Chameleons".

"The Book of Chameleons", by José Eduardo Agualusa, is a work that mixes realism with fantasy, telling the story of a black-albino man, called Félix Ventura, who sells pasts to the rich people of Angola (where the story takes place), through the perspective of a gecko with whom he shares a house.


It is this perspective of Eulálio (The gecko) that narrates the story, mixing the scenes he observes with his animal behavior, the situations and interactions between the characters with his dreams of past lives, when he was still human, that bring the story closer to fantasy, because even Félix's unusual profession seems to fit in that reality, It is through this that the author weaves a series of criticisms to the Angolan elite and its conflicts, to the reasons that lead people to want to have their pasts erased and exchanged for a more "beautiful" one, he shows a criticism to a society of appearances, which desperately tries to get rid of its bad actions.


Within the context of the book's story, many of the reasons that lead people to seek Felix's services are related to the civil conflicts in Angola, and it is not by chance that many of the characters that appear throughout the story are military, guerrilla fighters, or even war photographers.


The film adaptation by Lula Buarque de Hollanda, scripted by Isabel Muniz and starring Lázaro Ramos and Alinne Moraes, makes some changes in the story, which in no way makes the production less attractive.


The first thing that can be identified is the drastic reduction of the "fantastic" elements of the narrative. The gecko Eulálio does not appear in the adaptation, and her position as the narrator is incorporated by the character Félix himself, played by Lázaro Ramos. This change, in my opinion, despite already distancing the story from the original work, was very welcome, because although the fantastic element works very well within the literary universe created by Agualusa, I believe that the presence of a lizard made in special effects, narrating the facts that occur in the story, would end up taking away the air of more seriousness and reflection proposed, leaving the work a little comical and even immature.


Another thing that changes drastically is the geographical location. The film transports us back to Brazil, modifying the dilemmas of Felix's clients to fit the Brazilian context. That's why I think the idea of bringing elements of the Argentine dictatorship to compose the past of one of the characters was an excellent way to get back the critical bias of the work without distancing it from elements of Brazilian reality.


Besides, in the adaptation for the cinema, some characters are left out of the story, which is a widespread resource considering that adaptations for the screen also have to be careful with time. For this reason, I thought that the decision of joining the characters of José Buchmann and Ângela Lúcia, mixing their stories, motivations, and pasts, also with some original characteristics of the feature film in the character Clara, played by Alinne Moraes, was very intelligent, to save the screen time that would be divided between these two characters, but without losing their essence completely.


Despite being two completely different stories, it is possible to identify, yes, that both touch the reader/viewer in the same way, bringing reflections about the value of the past and how as attractive the idea of having all your mistakes erased and putting in place a perfect story may be, this has a price because it is very difficult for someone to pretend to have been something they weren't for a long time and that having a mistake-free past doesn't prevent us from making mistakes in the present or future.

I'm lost in the eyes of that girl.


I see myself in you


Watching a movie,

drinking champagne,


Watching the sunset beside you.


Foot on the sand,

the receding sea.

we kissing,


Exchanging deep glances.

But all this is a mere illusion that I have created.


- JJ (Juliana)

Nov, 22. 2022

My own mind


"How was your day?"

"Wanted to hear your voice."

"Text me when you arrive."

Currently, this is how we are part of people's daily lives.


A while ago, there were long days of waiting and longing, now, if I hear a vibration, I grab the cell phone.


On the cell phone, we say we miss you, the smell, the touch, the affection, but when we are close, we remain connected.


Good moments are those that we remember every detail, however, we don't have photos or videos.


Enjoy, not just for "status", but for your happiness. We should all live a little longer, get out of this world and live reality.

- Natasha Babosa Hermes


Nov, 22. 2022


Nov, 21. 2022

Van Gogh's sunflowers

At night, the sky is illuminated by the stars and the moon.

By day the sunflowers facing the sun, and I'm bored.


He died, he's gone,

but why?

why me?


Shall I be his reincarnation?



Although I love life,

I don't see a meaning in it.

Days become shorter,

My tired eyes lose color,


Death comes to anyone, sooner or later.


Maybe it will be sooner to me.

So to those I love,

A goodbye..


- Sthefany


The Suppliers: a necessary reading nowadays

Oct 26. 2022

Get to know "The Suppliers", José Falero's first book. A reading that throws light on sensitive themes in contemporary society.

I discovered the story of "The Suppliers" through a college professor, and I confess that when I read the synopsis of the work, I expected a production that romanticized the figure of the villain, without giving space to the social charge of the narrative for fear of not pleasing readers with more "conservative" opinions, as we see in many large productions such as the huge success of "La Casa de Papel" in streaming. But what surprised me was that I found just the opposite, a narrative that overflows with ideology, that goes against the current system in our society, as if looking deep into the reader's eyes and saying "are you really going to say I'm wrong?

This novel, published in 2020, was the debut of the writer José Falero, and is set in the years 2009 and 2010, bringing several elements of our contemporary history, full of inequalities, prejudices, and imperfections, and 

has as background the city of Porto Alegre, transiting between the central and peripheral regions of the city, denouncing their differences and exposing the social barriers that divide these two parts of the town into two opposite worlds, which are constantly clashing with each other.

This urban narrative follows the story of Pedro and Marques, two workers in a supermarket chain, who are tired of their poverty and the difficulties they face in their daily lives. This annoyance of the two gives rise to a plan to improve their lives, to sell marijuana. From there, the reader has a good laugh and also reflects a lot on the structures of our society with these comic characters who are too genius to work in a supermarket.

The whole story follows these two main characters:

Pedro, is a very smart boy, full of ideas and a lover of reading. It is always through him that we get deeper into the social bias of this work, and makes us reflect on the role that these two characters represent not only within the narrative but in our reality. They exist mainly to challenge the reader to burst his or her bubble and hear the other side of the narrative that we are so used to seeing in the newspaper.

The counterpoint happens with Marques' character, who is the hotter of the pair, a passionate guy with a strong sense of protection. It is with him that a great part of the readers identify themselves more because he is the perfect portrait of the worker who was born in this system and, as frustrated as he may be with it, he doesn't see any possibility of change, mainly because he never had access to a different view of history, like a great part of the population.

The whole narrative happens in the third person. José Falero demonstrates brilliantly the dichotomy between the characters' speech, full of slang and everyday expressions among the population of Porto Alegre's marginalized regions. An educated narrator, omniscient, who speaks of past, present, and future with a refined and poetic vocabulary, uniting in a firm bond these two realities, bringing culture, literature, and Carl Marx's complex concepts to our characters, breaking once and for all that stereotype that these populations have no voice, no opinion, and no culture.

We find ourselves rooting for their miraculous scheme to work out, and we find ourselves more and more immersed in their reality, a reality of people conditioned to believe that they don't deserve any more than the life they already have, but who find themselves extremely unhappy with it, so it is impossible not to feel the chills on the skin when the book tackles, with brutal honesty, themes such as the enticement of young people into the world of crime, and humanizes, not romanticizes, these characters, makes you wonder how many stories like this exist and are not told by newspapers or television, stories of people who deserve a better life, and who find themselves in situations where the only way to beat the system is by bending its rules.

"The Supplicators" is a work that approaches questions of meritocracy, dehumanization, and labor exploitation, challenging each concept of our capitalist system sharply, making the reader understand that situation is the only way out for these characters while showing the price they pay for it.

Oct, 25 2022

Noisy feelings

There must be a reason

that makes us scream when we are angry,

but whisper when we say “I love you”.


- Maria Eduarda A. Fagundes. What I saw through the window.

Oct, 24. 2022

This a rant not only about Politics, but mainly about how it can alter the vision I have of the people I love and leave me without understanding how we got here.

My writing has always been love, but it has never stopped being political

It may be quite shocking to you who know me and disagree with me politically, but you are also to blame for my political opinion. I learned from you, I listened to you, and now I ask you to listen to my side of the narrative.


You saw me go to University, but maybe you didn't know that many of the programs that I always dreamed of doing were extinguished because of the scrapping of education.


You saw me almost lose my life, and you know that I would have spent nearly two hours on the asphalt if it wasn't for SUS. So for me, and for many like me, to defend the privatization of a health care system that is recognized as one of the best in the world, is to wish that I hadn't had this chance to live.

Maybe you pretended that you didn't see when my friends and I had to stop going to places that had green-yellow flags, for fear of the violent attacks on minorities. We had to watch what we wore, and what we talked about, out of fear.


And you certainly saw the delay in vaccination, the jokes. They mocked "stay at home, we'll talk about the economy later," but in this conflict, we didn't take care of the lives, losing 687,000, or the economy, because, besides everything, you can't pretend that you don't see your shopping cart getting emptier every month.


But I saw a lot too, I saw people who taught me about love, respect, empathy, and compassion expose their most prejudiced and violent thoughts. I still see the good in you, the heart that is still red, and it is for you too that I stand this way. For the times I have heard from you: "All who wield the sword, by the sword shall die.


I have heard once from someone who cares about me: "Take care of others when you are going up, for you may meet them again when you fall.


I heard it, and that is why I vote for those who I know care for those who need it most, who brought our country out of hunger, and who cared for the poorest.

I don't understand the disappointment of some of you,

This is how you raised me,

teaching me about love, respect, and empathy.

Showing me that none of us is alone.


So what surprises you?

If I suddenly use my voice to embrace my brothers,

and spread all the love I feel for each one of them,

regardless of who they are.


This thought has always been here,

Between the lines of my heart and my poetry.

My writing has always been love, but it has never stopped being political.


Maybe you just didn't get it

Changing your text's perspective

Changing your text's perspective

Aug, 31. 2022

Understand what Focalization is, and how you can use it to guide the reader through your story.

Focalization is given many names in the narrative medium, such as narrative focus, narrator type, and others. So you may already know what it is, but do you know how best to incorporate it into your writing?


Focalization is the narrator's perspective, his or her direction of the story, and this directly interferes with the way the narrative will be developed because depending on the focus that is given to a character, the reader's whole perspective about the events in the story also changes.


There are three main types of Focalization, each with its own qualities. However, it is common knowledge among many writers that certain kinds of Focalization don't work very well in specific genres of narrative, so I will elaborate a bit on each of them below:

1 - Internal focalization


Internal Focalization is a real dive into the soul of your character when the narrator is fully aware of all his or her feelings, desires, intentions, and thoughts.


This type of focalization works both in stories narrated in the first person, when the narration comes directly from the protagonist, and leaves the reader dependent on his perspective of the facts that occur in the story, and in the third person, which allows the narrator to express what the character feels, giving a more neutral view of the facts, but this type of narrative needs the reader to feel that there is a real connection between the character and the narrator.


This type of focus is often used in autofictions, a genre that portrays stories from the character's point of view, and when well executed, can leave the reader in doubt as to whether the author of the story experienced the situation themself.

2 - External Focalization


External Focalization is very similar to the camera perspective in movies. The reader follows the facts unfolding through the external actions, without knowing what is going on in the characters' minds.


This type of focus works in the third person because for it to occur, it is necessary that there is a distance between the narrator and the character.


Because it is not possible to recognize what is going on in the characters' minds when choosing this type of focus, it is fundamental that the author knows how to express the characters' intentions and feelings through the description of their expressions and actions, so that the story does not become confusing for the reader unless your goal is to create mystery and suspense, then, this is an excellent way to make the reader not know who to trust.


3 - Omniscient Focalization


In Omniscient Focusing, the narrator knows everything. He knows each of the characters and what is going on in their heads, he knows the plot of the story, including facts that have not yet occurred, and he also understands the universe in which the story is set.


In this way, the narrator knows things that not even the characters know yet, which is why this type of focus is chosen by many authors who need to insert readers into complex universes full of details, because it is the narrator himself who can introduce the story from a neutral perspective, telling not only about each character, but the scenario that compounds the story from the beginning, involving historical, cultural and political aspects in a more natural way.


However, the disadvantage of this type of narrator is that his omniscience causes an absence of mystery, so he is not indicated for stories with police or suspense plots, after all, with this type of narrator, the reader will have all the information of the story.


"What is most important to me is that my narrator's voice is believable, and that, though it is clearly an absolute fiction, it has the emotional resonance of memoir."
- Chris Bohjalian


But remember: Your narrator is not you! Your entire story goes through the narrator, so you need him to work in your favor in the composition of the story, so you need to be careful not to omit too much to the point of making the reader suspicious or by giving away important details right away, which can make your reader lose interest. To choose the best focus for your story, think about where the story is going, which characters the reader should identify with, and what feelings you want to provoke.


Affectionate writing: Writing to connect with others

Aug 24. 2022

Learn what "Affectionate Writing" is and how you can use it to understand your feelings and express them through writing.

Ana Holanda is a journalist and writer, who works with writing conduction processes for people and companies. Her courses promote the so-called "Affectionate Writing", a way of writing that promotes warmth, exchange, and connection, with a more content-oriented look than a form-oriented one.


I met Ana in one of my college classes, when I read her book A Guide to Affectionate Writing for Times of Crisis, and I felt that in many ways, what Ana talks about in her books, even if with a more narrative-oriented look, fit very much into what I would like to promote with my writing. For this reason, I decided to bring you, dear reader, my vision of this work, in order to spread even more the beautiful work of Ana Holanda.


"Writing helps us shed light within ourselves and understand that which, many times, we cannot name."
- Ana Holanda


The Guide to Affectionate Writing for moments of crisis arose from the author's feeling that much was said about writing, but little was focused on what really matters, the content, and especially, the relationship of the author with the content of his text, because writing is much more than putting words next to each other, there needs to be a certain connection, a verisimilitude. What the author writes must be true in some way, not in the sense that our stories cannot be invented, but that they must start from a place that makes some sense within ourselves, because nobody likes to be deceived, not even readers.


And for the writing to be true, it must start from a place of warmth, where the author feels safe to talk about what is inside of him, and for him to be able to extend this feeling to the reader, creating a strong and true connection. That's why, Ana says, not always the phrase "you need to write about it" is true, because there are feelings that are very difficult to express, those that we don't feel safe to share, that's why it's important to know that we are not obliged to reveal everything in the form of writing.


"Writing is not just about technique or about rules. It is about life. And this is something that is not told to us. Writing was born to be an encounter with the other, a bridge, a connection."
- Ana Holanda

For this, it is necessary to change the word technique for relationship, seek, instead of following ready-made examples and molds, to recognize yourself as a writer and think about what you hope to provoke in the reader. The way we write says a lot about our relationships, the ways we tell stories also tell our story, and this is what your reader, in this world so full of people who write, will seek in you.

Another necessary point to practice Affectionate Writing is to lose the fear of exposing, and I understand that the first step is always the hardest, but to make this act of facing your inner self in search of inspiration easier, Ana's tip is fantastic: Start from a place of comfort, take hold of what is most comforting and welcoming in you and let it be your guide on this journey. Start with your surroundings, the space you know, the dishes in the sink, the food on the stove, the books on the shelf, get up from that space and tell the story of what is around you, the toothbrushes in the sink, the pictures on the shelves, anything that makes you feel welcome. Start anywhere, no matter how unusual, but start, and keep going in that direction, no matter how challenging it may seem, I promise you that the satisfaction of reclining in your chair as you finish a text makes it all worthwhile.


Aug, 12. 2022


If the birds go back to singing right after the storm,

Without minding the fallen trees,

The ruined nests,

The broken wings,

Why should I be different?

- Maria Eduarda Andára Fagundes. What I saw through the window

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Avoid generic writing

Aug, 11. 2022

The best way to not only catch your audience, but to keep them around, is to use what is most unique, quirky, and creative about you. Of course, it is important, at least in copywriting, to be aware of trends and what is being talked about at the moment, but sticking to this will get your copy lost in a sea of thousands of generic pieces of content.


Clearly, there is nothing wrong with seeking references, "imitating" figures that inspire you, but always try to go beyond, give your touch to the content that inspires you, after all, think a little about the writers you follow, I bet they all, or at least the vast majority, have positions, opinions and styles very clear to the public, isn't it?


"People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion."
- Anne Frank

This pursuit of writing that is too generic will only lead you down a path of frustration and creative blocks. The public wants to hear your ideas, opinions, daydreams, and curiosities, so give it to them.


But how to form an opinion? Well, the research must be continuous, seek content from various sources, and challenge yourself to listen even to people outside "your niche", this will only bring more depth to your text.


And when you think you have formed your opinion, take a break, let your text breathe, go for a walk, take a shower, and come back to it with a clearer mind, you will see how your perspective can change dramatically in a matter of hours.


And this doesn't mean that you should have solid opinions and never allow yourself to change your mind, in fact, in such a digital world, where we are used to these super strategic positions, the courage to change your mind is something that brings an air of humanity to this whole sea of content.


My mistake

Aug, 10. 2022

It was that dark night when I held your hand,

And I said in all the words

everything I felt.


But now I don't know if in the midst of the darkness,

And in my intense burst of euphoria

if it was really your hand

holding mine.

- Maria Eduarda A. Fagundes. What I saw through the window.

What kind of author are you?

Jul, 27. 2022

Are you a gardener writer or an architect writer? - Understand what types of writers are and find out which one you are

Essa história de escritor jardineiro e escritor arquiteto surgiu depois de uma fala de George R. R. Martin. Ao ser perguntado em uma entrevista como ele desenvolvia sua histórias, o autor de grandes sucessos como "Game of Thrones" e "As Crônicas de Gelo e fogo" deu uma resposta curiosa:

“Eu penso que existem dois tipos de escritores, os arquitetos e os jardineiros. Os arquitetos planejam tudo antes do

"I think there are two kinds of writers, the architects and the gardeners. Architects plan everything ahead of time, like an architect builds a house. They know how many rooms the house will have, what kind of roof it will have, where the wires will be running, what kind of plumbing it will have... They have the whole thing designed and drawn out before they even nail the first plank. Gardeners, on the other hand, dig a hole, throw in a seed, and water it. They kind of know what kind of seed it is; they know whether they've planted a fantasy seed or a mystery seed or whatever. But as they water it and the plant grows, they don't know how many branches it will have, they find that out as it grows. I'm much more of a gardener than an architect.” 
- George R. R. Martin


Thus, the architect writer is the one who follows a more organized and rational writing model, with enough awareness of each stage of his story and a clear planning of how to get there.


The gardener writer, on the other hand, has a more intuitive and spontaneous writing style, throwing himself into the process with a pioneering spirit, discovering the direction of his story little by little as the facts unfold.

There is no better or worse way of writing, both have their strengths. An architect writer has an easier time "tying the knots" of his story, but can end up leaving little room for spontaneity, creating narratives that are not very innovative. The gardener writer, on the other hand, brings more feeling and creativity to his productions, but people of this profile have a greater tendency to get lost among poorly organized ideas and abandon their projects.

Therefore, the best way is to always recognize the potential of both types of profiles and try to fit your writing process somewhere in between, leaving room for a fluid and creative writing, but also considering that the mind needs a certain organization to produce more.



 tips to let your
writing flow

You don't have to be a writer to understand the need for good writing. Therefore, I have separated some tips that I have learned throughout my adventures in the world of words for those who want to produce more and better.

Jul, 25. 2022

Writing a good text is something that scares many people, and even for professional writers, writing a text in a different genre than usual can be quite a challenge, but there are ways to get around the dread of seeing a blank page, and make your writing flow in a more natural way, regardless of the genre.


Tip nº 1 - Start from the start - Or not


Let's be honest, the beginning is really the most complicated part of any text, that ominous blank page, millions of sentences written and erased, there are thousands of ideas in my head but where do I start?

The trick is precisely not to start. You don't have to follow the chronological order of your story, or write a stanza from beginning to end. Write down what comes to mind, spread out all the pieces of the puzzle on the table, and then put them together. This way you bypass all that anxiety of starting to write.


Tip nº 2 - Break down your ideas


I know that when we're excited about something, we tend to want to talk and talk and talk about it non-stop, believe me, I'm like that too, and in the initial process of writing it's really nice to let your fingers work faster than your head from time to time, but don't forget to pull the brake once in a while and try to think about whether the message you want to get across is clear to the general public.

I usually like to imagine my self reading to a child or trying to explain the content of the text to them, it helps me to simplify the ideas going through my head and find more effective ways to say what I want.


Tip nº 3 - Get lots of references


This is already a cliché, but it is well worth repeating. Every writer starts as a reader, but that doesn't mean we can afford to stop being one, so always try to read not only writers with characteristics you like, read different genres, watch movies, listen to music, and think about what elements you like and can incorporate.

Don't be afraid to "copy" some characteristic that caught your attention, every artist starts by copying their references, and those who think this is different in writing are wrong, so don't be afraid to appropriate elements of others' writing and give them your own touch.

Tip nº 4 - Experiment!


Don't limit your writing to a specific genre or characteristic, let your mind flow, challenge yourself to write in a variety of textual genres. You can do simple things like keeping a journal, writing down recipes, short sentences, short texts, and if you don't feel in the mood to start something totally original, here's an idea for a challenge: Rewrite something you've produced in a totally different genre, for example, turn your poetry into a chronicle, your short story into a photograph, or an excerpt from your story into a play. This way you put your art in a new light and make room for new ideas.


Tip nº 5 - Take the weight off your shoulders


Something that always caused me creative blocks when writing was the pressure I put on my own writing, the need to produce a masterpiece every time I picked up the pen, or to write to exhaustion. But this is far from ideal.

It is very important for someone who has the goal of becoming a writer to cultivate the habit of writing a little bit every day, but this doesn't mean that everything you write has to be at the level of an editorial publication, finished, perfect. You have complete freedom to leave loose ends and unfinished ideas to go back and finish later if you feel you can't do it at the moment.

The important thing is to keep your mind creative, that way you see writing as a personal necessity, a habit your mind needs to maintain, and it takes the pressure of writing something great every day off your shoulders.


"Nothing can be written with indifference" - Simone de Beauvoir


Above all, always be proud of your writing, and write about what makes you feel something.

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Poetry and identity

Jul, 24. 2022

One of the greatest privileges of being a writer is to be able to see yourself through writing, to be able to see your's own changes in the way my art also changes.

One point in common among all art forms is the artist's search for a "personal style," an easily identifiable characteristic in his or her work that tells people "I did it," and in writing, this could be no different.

""Do you still remember how all this started? When you lay quietly, in the warm arms of a notebook, scribbled the first verses And sighed with fright as you realized what you had done... The incalculable power that had awakened inside you, Your own words, Which, like a fever, consumed you until you learned to tame them. You became poetry.""
- Excerpt from the poem "My Dear Me"


My journey in writing started this way, in a search for defining a writing pattern, something that would characterize me as a writer, so I went after the most varied references, Mario Quintana, Clarice Lispector, Caio Fernando Abreu, Lygia Fagundes Telles, thinking that when I had my style defined, my writing would flow much more easily.


But the scenario I came across was not exactly like that, because when I tried to standardize my writing, I ended up pruning a good part of the potential poems that could emerge at that moment, because they did not fit a specific characteristic I was looking for at that moment.


This lasted until I had a huge creative block, unable to write a single verse for months, and it made me realize that the way I saw my writing needed to change. Instead of rejecting the inconsistency, the changes in style and language, I decided to embrace it as part of my personal style, and in this way, I ended up also embracing, even if unconsciously, my own change, allowing myself to be more fluid, as well as a lot of writing.


"You would never give up those things you saw, the people you met, the conversations you had, the moments you lived, Because no matter where you looked,

You always saw poetry"

- Trecho do poema "Meu caro eu"


And today, allowing my writing to go as far as it needs to go, by whatever path it decides to take, I can see my literary evolution with joy and pride, I can identify all that has changed, and all that has remained, like a mirror that allows me to look at myself under the gaze of a third party. If before, my writing served as a form of experimentation, as my laboratory mouse, today I can't even tell where my art begins and ends.

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