I’m used to carrying pen and paper with me since I can remember. I started writing at cafés, where I spent most of my childhood afternoons with my aunt and grandmother, as an escape to entertain myself.
My first “head to toes” fantasy story was written by the age of 11, "O Mundo da Imaginação".
At school, I used to create storylines in group projects, went to the finals of a Portuguese Language Contest, and my written-in-a-hurry-before-the-class poem “O que eu gostaria de ver da janela do meu quarto“ was read twice during class because my colleagues liked it. I was also that person who’d write a full paragraph of 7 sentences for a two-line answer in exams.
On the picture, I’m presenting the story we wrote for the English class with my colleagues, co-writers and illustrators, Marta and Daniel. “Cupcake Killer”, a cupcake who was so hungry he went to eat the inhabitants of an imaginary village. We had a lot of fun! Sadly I didn’t save our presentation, but you can read the story here.
At 18, I started writing for gaming fansites inside a young adult multiplayer online gaming community. Some examples are linked at muckrack. A year later, I even created my own called "Café Pixelado" known for its investigative journalism and Art columns, but ended up closing afterwards. I also co-created a podcast with friends and I was the one who wrote the content for the landing page now only available on Wayback Machine.
At uni, I won an SEO Cup by ranking our blog first on Google for a given keyword. I was the team leader, and the one who created all the social media accounts, and wrote all the blog posts. On another project, I was the one who wrote the storyline and created the video for a group project aimed at promoting a smart toilet.
By November 2022, I became a freelance writer.
At 23, I compiled all of my writing volumes with personalized covers by my friend and digital designer, Diego B. Monti. They’re available on my DeviantArt.
At 24, I started publishing some of my poems as open submissions across poetry websites. I also try to participate in the Weekly writing submission by Grey Thoughts.
By December 2021, I started a write-when-you-need publication #CatchUpSundays on Medium.
Across time I’ve published texts and poems in Portuguese in anthologies by Chiado Editora, a Portuguese publisher: