What is Literautas?
Literautas appeared some time ago as vague idea in my notebook. It has slowly turned into an ambitious project for offering many tools to those who enjoy writing. Literautas is a dream, but it has to start somewhere. So for the time being, it takes the form of a blog where I publish my notes, thoughts, tutorials, exercises, and other resources for storytelling art (or craft).
Who is operating the Literautas ship?
I find myself commanding this adventure. My name is Iria Lopez Teijeiro, and I started writing before I can remember. Throughout my life, I’ve had periods in which I wrote late into the night with the ease of one who breathes. However, I’ve also passed through bad patches, creative blocks, and times of fear. I was lucky enough (or unlucky enough, depending on how you look at it) to publish my first novels when I was very young – maybe sooner than I should have.
After that, I wasn’t able to write anything that I was not hired to write, so I spent a lot of time reading, studying, searching for solutions in the experience of the great, helping others with their own stories, and learning all I could. Gradually, I was able to unblock my brain, and I managed to get the words flowing again. From this experience, I especially realized how much I have yet to learn. The main goal of the blog is to keep learning and not lose the road of writing again. At the same time, I’ll try to help others along the way.
Tomeu Masco is responsible for the technical side of Literautas. He is the site administrator, the programmer of the Literautas project, the one who is able to make all my ideas come true, and the one supports me with an almost infinite patience. He listens, gives good ideas of his own, and most of the time, he is responsible for keeping the ship afloat.