About Roberto Carlos Martinez:
Roberto Carlos Martinez is the author of The Blue-Eyed Monster Dragged Me into Love, Imperfection in a Perfect World, and Dreaming Outside of Destiny. He was born in El Salvador, has a B.A. in Psychology and is currently obtaining his M.Ed. at George Mason University.
What inspires you to write?
I am inspired by life experience. Not just by what I live through but what others live through as well. I think we are on a journey of learning and since we are connected as human beings, we can learn much from each other. I am inspired by kindness and the human spirit’s ability to overcome difficulties.
Tell us about your writing process.
I tend to write when I am inspired. I’ve been learning to better discipline myself in writing even when I don’t feel the desire to. I am also learning to write about happy moments, not just sad ones. When it comes to fiction, I tend to write about characters who are disturbed but above all human.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
When I am writing fiction, I have a tendency to talk through them, not to them. I find an ending to the story, but I know that this character has to make the journey there.
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep writing. Sometimes you have to write the bad stuff to get to the good stuff. You will only get better as long as you keep writing and challenging yourself. Above all, write for the love of it!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to start my own publishing company after publishing my first 3 books (The Blue-Eyed Monster Dragged Me into Love, Imperfection in a Perfect World, and Dreaming Outside of Destiny) with PublishAmerica. I would advise new authors to keep submitting to big publishers and to remember that sometimes you have to start small, not everyone instantly gets the chance to get on a big publisher.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The future of publishing is brighter than ever. The world of literature is in great hands with the thousands and thousands of authors who have fresh new stories to tell.
What do you use?: Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: Poetry, Fiction
What formats are your books in?: Print