Many people dream of writing and pursuing their literary dreams and making them a reality by publishing a book. Writing takes talent, commitment and skill and when push comes to shove, it’s not the life for everyone. Still though, there are some writers out there who have a true passion for what they do. That passion is obvious in the kind of work they produce and the level at which they continue to create. Writer Jaime Garcia Dias, of Brazil, is obviously one of those writers, not to mention the content he also creates for Vimeo.
Committed to The Writer’s Life
At age 45, Dias has already produced over 20 works of literary fiction. His output is indeed amazing and he continues to write on a regular basis. Dias is a writer who puts his heart and soul into his work, which is very evident from his Facebook following, and as a result, his work resonates deeply with readers.
Dias was recently awarded The ABC Award of Brazil Literature, a literary prize given only to truly outstanding writers. It’s an accolade Dias is rightly proud of, and being singled out for the award represents a high point in his career.
An Upbringing in The Arts
Dias grew up with a father who was a writer and a mother who was a notable architect, so it’s no surprise that a love of the arts was instilled in him from an early age. Both his parents encouraged him to pursue a career as a writer and to get a good education. He listened.
Along with his career as a writer and blogger, Dias also became an educator, and taught for five years at the Carioca Academy in Brazil. The school provides a prep school education for students who want to purse careers in writing, so Dias is obviously a great fit at the school. Today he serves as president of the Academy and continues to encourage young people to study the arts.
Inspired By The Work of Amado He Says on Twitter
Like most writers, Dias has been inspired by other writers who came before him. One of the great inspirations for Dias has been the work of the great Brazilian writer Jorge Amado. Amado had a long and amazing career that continued until his passing in 2001. His fanciful comedic style was hugely engaging and inspired Dias deeply.
It’s no mystery why Amado so inspires Dias. They are both writers who are passionate about what they do. Dias plans to follow in the footsteps of Amado and keep pursuing his literary vision for years to come.