Carlos Martínez Robalino was born in Riobamba, Ecuador, in 1971. Having a tendency towards literary arts, he won at an early age a poetry contest titled “El niño vendedor de periódicos”, translated “The Boy Who Sold Newspapers”.
In 1986, at age 15, he starts writing musical pieces, his portfolio counting over 100, of which eight registered on vinyl and CD.
Carlos derives joy from music, movies and writing, three forms in which he constantly communicates and shares his experiences.
Raised in the generous soil of Latin America, Carlos is passionate about nature, being a devoted ecologist, fighting to stop deforestation, which, he truly believes disrupts the planet’s ecosystem.
Besides his great pleasures, music, movies and writing, Carlos finds fulfillment in traveling, having visited many places in Europe and North America, as it offers him a fresh perspective, inspiration and amazement in front of nature’s beauty.
Carlos is empowered by the quote “When I am, I don’t think; When I think, I am not here”.
What inspires you to write?
I see writing as a gift of giving, therefore, I chose writing Self Discovery books as I truly believe I can bring a positive impact on people’s life by encouraging them to grow on a spiritual level. Writing this book became my therapy and I considered my first release a transitional quest for my own personal beliefs. I found that publishing a book is a challenging process, filled with ups and downs, yet rewarding in the spiritual sense, as now I can say I have a written legacy – my first novel, and hopefully, not my last. During this process, I met a lot of talented individuals who helped me and for whom I am extremely grateful, as they helped me share my story with the rest of the world.
Tell us about your writing process.
“The Eagle’s Journey” was my first book, so I can’t really tell I have developed a writing process.
I usually don’t plan things – I just let the story flow as I consider this process more challenging and surprising. I believe that planning everything deprives the joy of the unknown.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I could say both: I talk to and listen to my characters. My two characters are so complex that you would feel bad if you wouldn’t talk to them! From these two, my favorite one is Peter, an old yet very wise man who guides David, the main character towards a spiritual path, which will be his transitional quest, journey which will be spiced with deep impressions, beauty and adventures.
What advice would you give other writers?
To whoever reads this interview, my advice to you is to have confidence in your powers and to enjoy the journey wherever it may take you.
Even if it might be a bumpy road, your satisfaction will be overwhelming when you will have your own written legacy!
So, do it because you can and you want to! Happy writing!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to go with self-publish for my first novel and I found this process to be a challenging one, filled with ups and downs, yet rewarding in the spiritual sense, as now I can say I have a written legacy – my first novel, and hopefully, not my last. During this process, I met a lot of talented individuals who helped me and for whom I am extremely grateful, as they helped me share my story with the rest of the world.
I can state that there are ups and downs for both methods and it’s purely depends on the general objective of the book and on the overall strategy.
I chose to self-publish and I’m glad with my decision. I can’t say I would change something in this process.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Well, now everybody can write a book as long as they are passionate about the subject and they want to share their ideas with the world.
I think that the future of book publishing will head to self-publish and that we will experience an increase in ebook publishing in the next period.
What do you use?
Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?
Adventure, Self Discovery, Motivational, Spiritual
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print