Interview with Diana Mayora

What do your fans mean to you?
My writing and my life will not be complete without my fans. They are the readers and the other half of this whole thing. I can write but they need to read it and give me their opinions and how to be better for them. The stories I write are all about them. They are made in a place of hope, love, and inspiration just for them to read and enjoy, feel the feelings, get involved and maybe inspire them to write their own stories. The human brain is wired to understand and give meaning to life through stories and that's what they mean to me: understanding and meaning.
What are you working on next?
As a writer I'll always be writing whether is a new short story, novel, book, blog, film, play or just the caption of my Instagram photos. I'll always be reading and creating something. For me, the next thing is working on the Violent Delights Kingdom platform. This will be a place to give hope and help people in toxic relationships, something I lived myself and know how hard it can be. I will also be working in a new book, podcast, and blog about my journey to a better, more mindful and honest life and give tips to help others become their truest self. I will be so grateful, happy and thrilled to have all of you on this train with me.
Who are your favorite authors?
Elizabeth Gilbert, for sure, is one of my favorite authors right now. I have been reading her and absorbing everything she does or says since early 2018 and I love her. She is honest and caring and truly loves to write and help others to create more and more art. She believes in creating from a place of love and this perspective has seriously changed my whole world. It's a game changer in this chaotic and complicated world where success is measured in dollars and how many all-nighters one pulled up this month. It reminds me why I love to create and it gives me so much peace.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was a story about my friends in sixth grade. I was crushing on a boy that sat next to me in class and all my friends were pretty crazy so I wrote a whole kind of novel about it and our final year in primary school. It was kind of a teen age drama and I didn't want them to read it because then they would know I liked this boy. Turns out everybody knew about it and the only one surprised was me.
What is your writing process?
I usually don't think too much about my writing process. I just sit on the floor of my room and watch the ceiling or go to the park and lay in the grass and watch the sky. I like to go to this building in my city called The Administration Building at two in the morning and watch the stars and write. I just write whatever comes to my mind and suddenly it makes sense. I do have to be alone in a quiet and peaceful place. And after I write it all I start editing and shaping it into something better.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I ever read was a children book about a girl that could not sleep because she was too excited about her first day in kinder garden. I still don't understand why that book made such a great impact in me but I can remember everything about it. I think maybe it's because I could identify with that girl because I was starting first grade and I felt exactly like her, excited but also scared and it made me feel less alone.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read memoirs, essays, articles and sometimes books about being a better person for pleasure and fun. I like to find people that think like me and that we can agree on some topics about real life.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I love the kindle.
Published 2019-01-27.
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Books by This Author

Violent Delights
Price: $11.99 USD. Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Poetry
Violent Delights is a compilation of eighteen love poems with a slight turn into the philosophical and hard work of decision making in a relationship that lives and breathes the rules of society and becomes toxic.