Before I go to bed, I check the weather forecast for the next day. Nothing inspires me more than a forecast showing that tomorrow will be a sunny day. I like to walk on the beach, enjoy the sunshine and gaze at the sea.
This is not only relaxing, but also a good source of inspiration for me. I usually get a lot of new ideas to write about. Simply put, I become more creative under such conditions.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing articles for my website and blog, as well as press releases in 2007. It was not easy at the beginning, because I had no previous experience as a writer. I quickly realized that It was not the same as writing a letter to a friend or the family. I was writing to reach millions of people out there with whom I wanted to share my experience and help them plan a visit to Barcelona without breaking the bank.
At the beginning, I really didn't know how to start, but it didn’t take me too long to learn how to do it and enter in the fascinating world of writing.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
It was my desire to share valuable information with all those travelers eager to visit Barcelona. In 2007 I decided to create a website about Barcelona tourism, geared to those travelers who want to take advantage of the many offers and discounts that I make available on my Barcelona Budget website.
Basically, I wanted to share valuable insider information, tips, secrets and make available special offers that help visitors save an important amount of money. After a while, I started to receive good feedback from readers, and this fact motivated me to continue writing with more and more enthusiasm.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing is a good brain exercise for me. I usually think more deeply when I write than when I talk. Due to the fact that I need to make more use of my memory, I need more concentration than usual. And when my brain is fully tuned to the matter I am writing about, then the words flow like water. The only problem is that I am not so fast with the keyboard.
My greatest joy is then when I see the book ready for the reader.
Do you think print books will ever go away?
No, I don’t think so. Paper doesn’t need electricity. Printed material can be read anytime, anywhere, without the need of any device powered by electricity.
However, I strongly believe that in the near future paper will be replaced by a thin film that we can fold like any piece of paper, and that will be able to store large amounts of information. This film will probably be powered by several means, like solar energy or even with our own corporal heat.
Until then, I don’t see any possibility that printed books will go away.
What are you working on next?
I am working on the Volume 4 of a book about 4 and 5-day budget tours in Barcelona, which will be available soon. I have already published a book about 1, 2 and 3-day budget tours containing all the information of the places you visit, as well as tips and secrets about how you can save the most or even get free entry to the attractions.
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