Interview with C Rivera

When did you first start writing?
I start writing since I was a child, like seven or eight years old about first love, mystery, etc.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
That I can express what I feel and I can change or help someone through my writing.
What are you working on next?
I'm working in an amazing short story about, love, sacrifice and desires.
Who are your favorite authors?
Paulo Coelho, Isabel Allende, Gabriel García marquéz, many mores
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was about some girl who go to a trip with his uncles and met this guy and fall in love.
What is your writing process?
I don't have a real process. But I guess lay on my bed and imagine the whole story like a movie and begin to write everytime I dream about it.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Eleven minutes, the witch of Portobello, the manuscript found in Accra, by Paulo Coelho. I'm amazed of how Coelho make me feel through his words. I love his writings because it sumerge you in the story and you can always learn about it. Nineteen minutes is about a kid that went to his school and killed some students that bully him. I like it because you can feel tha pain that his going through and is very realistic. I love many books of Isabel Allende because you can feel like magic is real. Gabriel García Marquéz has many storys that is pure literature, I love his writing in some ways.
Describe your desk
Actually my desk is only my cellphone. Right now my cellphone is my life, hahaha.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Each day is a new beginning. Each day I open my eyes and look at my daughter and inspired me to get out of bed, to be a better person and mom.
Other than writing what do you do?
I study journalism, and I'm in my third year.
Published 2015-05-24.
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