procurei-te sem fim nos dias mais incertos
tive sede de ti na solidão dos bares
e fome do teu corpo em todos os desertos.
Fui soldado e lutei em busca do teu rosto
que vi impresso a fogo em todas as esquinas.
Deixei que me queimasse a dor do sol de Agosto
e mergulhei sem medo em plagas submarinas.
Para te ter venci as longas avenidas
de todas as cidades que ninguém ousou.
E por ti viverei largos anos de vida
na ânsia de te dar tudo o que tenho e sou. — Torquato da Luz (via palavra-valise)
starstruck-9 asked: What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever come across?
I never came across with many writing advices, but J. K. Rowling’s example can work as a perfect advice: after being rejected by many publishers, she ended up richer than the queen (that´s true). So, that faith is essencial - you have to believe in yourself (that’s for YOU as well…).
starstruck-9 asked: If you could write a collaboration with another author, who would it be?
Hum… someone unknown, probably.
starstruck-9 asked: What’s your favorite writing quote?
Hum… never thought about it, really.
But a good book always has some very good quotes. For example, now, I am reading Blindness, from Saramago (Ensaio sobre a Cegueira in the original) and I am finding several sentences that could be wonderful quotes.
But I guess that the “quote master” would be Fernando Pessoa - almost every sentence he wrote was rather special.