interview Mar Contreras, author of sensations.
When did you start writing? Who or what inspired you to do?
I remember from childhood and I liked to write and translate my thoughts into my diary. Leave my experiences in writing I was something I liked to do and reread over time. Over the years I have realized that it is vital for me to express my feelings and thoughts on paper and has helped me let out a lot of things that kept inside.
Why this work? What do you propose to her?
as I mentioned, writing these reflections helped me a lot in my personal advancement, since it has opened many doors and barriers removed carrying inside me, It is a window to the heart, the feelings and the day of someone who is easily excited in all areas of life.
What the reader will find in this book?
Here you will find all sorts of feelings, joys, sorrows, disappointments, hopes, thanks, songs to life and love. Definitely, a cluster of human feelings in a world that unfortunately gets very little on each other's skin.
What would you recommend to the reader before browsing the pages of this book?
I recommend to be swayed by emotions, to look inside and thus into each of the feelings that exist in the pages of this book. Perhaps it can be reflected in some, perhaps more than one or maybe in all, because ultimately in this world we are all equal, but we do not want to admit it, all that separate us are prejudice and lack of empathy.
What we can bring reading sensations?
A look at our inner. A good way to do this is to choose randomly one of the fragments of the book, some feel and think about it, an exercise of introspection and we can see reflected in it, perhaps some situation is equal to what may be happening and if the reader gets to be reflected and helps you be the best reward that book.
What writer or writers have inspired you most as a reader and why?
I have been a passionate romance novel and particularly Johanna Lindsey, his complete work fascinates me. On the other hand, for its freshness and closeness to write, I love Eslava Galán Juan. Juan Jose Benitez also could be defined as the person who made me think for myself, can escape the dogmas we bring inculcated and established, contributing in my turning point that much needed. And my dear Jesus Callejo which will be eternally grateful to learn so much from him every day.
How did the idea of collaboration with Maria Angeles Rossi to illustrate your texts?
For the truth that was the result of that synchronicity that I like. This book was the thrust of my colleague Antonio Jesus Lopez Alarcon who encouraged me to publish, In fact it was he who brought the sensations when compiled and sent them; our friend José Eduardo Gimeno became interested and presented to the publisher, but something was missing and that was when Maria appeared Angeles… both spoke of the book project and just at that moment that something became real, he received a message from her sending some pictures and thought it was the perfect complement to the book. Maria Angeles is a wonderful person, an illustrator with many ideas and approaches and perfect his work has managed to liven up many of the feelings.
Where have you inspired to create this inner world?
Inspiration has come from elsewhere than within me, my way of seeing life and my feelings. I draw inspiration from all, of songs, life in general, of people, the situations around us and an appreciation in general to everything around us, of good and even less good because everything we learn.
What you would count us artwork?
They are illustrations full of light and color. Maria Angeles has completely empathized with me and we have complemented perfectly. Each artwork is inspired by a text and she has managed to perfectly capture the sense and the reason for each text. His drawings are an amalgam of lights that are projected from inside and it is only self-taught had to be guided at all times by what he was feeling when reading the text and I must say that the result has been totally wonderful.
What can you tell us about the process of working together with Maria Angeles?
Actually I can only say that it was like the flow of things, I showed the pictures according went by and actually had nothing to object because he knew how to read me and the sense of feeling has faithfully come in which was working, With which, The work has been very easy and simple, I write and she captures perfectly what I conveyed.
What method to use when writing?
Usually just get carried away, inspiration comes to me about something specific and I have to write quickly, otherwise there are many things I wanted to capture and if time passes two things can happen, or forget me (thing I hate) or is pounding me until I get to let it out, it is a necessity ... and if I knock something at some point and do not know how to develop it, I use headphones and a particular song and just out easily. no failure.
Rate how was your experience with publishing Calliope.
Experience with Calliope has been very good and fluid also. They were interested in the book and we have kept in touch constantly, the essence of the book has been fully maintained and everything has been developed in a very satisfactory manner. I recommend to all writers who are interested in publishing to get in touch with them because they will be quite rewarding.
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