“At the moment of writing, I feel more free.”

“Fora de Jogo” marks the literary debut of Andr ಸಿ Silva. The book tells the story of a fanatic football fan and we can go through his life, its ups and downs, and the moments of tension that mark this world of football. , Made up of hatreds and passions. Andre Silva was born in July 1987 in Tomar.

There he grew up, made friends, played football, wrote moments and kept memories. He then boarded the train and stopped in Lisbon alone, where he has lived ever since. He was in love with a Byra woman, he married and had a daughter. He studied communication and multimedia, examining the area in which he works, designing, designing and ways to reach others. And he realizes that his life should be about telling stories too.

At what point in your life did you find your career for writing?

I have a degree in Communication and Multimedia, Writing has always been relevant in my life. And, when I was young, I loved to invent stories and create characters. I usually joke, I like to sit in a cafುತ್ತಾ looking at other tables. Not to listen to other people’s conversations, but to create characters and stories with those people. This is something I do naturally and for pleasure.

What was the inspiration for your debut work?

I love football and I am fascinated by the “madness” that some people play in football and above all in the club. I want to paint this accurately in my book. How far can this love go? How far it can be considered love. But more: I want readers to be able to get to know those characters in depth, better understand the reasons behind their behaviors, feel their emotions, recognize their strengths and weaknesses, and feel part of the family, the cheerleading team and the story ..

What’s your creative process like?

It can’t be that simple. I was inspired by everything around me. I was inspired by the person sitting next to me on the transport.

In the person who attends me in any shop or service. The stories go in my head and I build the plot. Interestingly, I am a very oblivious person. But when it comes to the story, it all stays in the head. With “Out of Game” it was like that. This has been completely “written” in my head for a few years now.

What does writing mean to you?

Freedom. At the moment of writing, I am more open. At that moment, no strings attached, no condemnation of any kind. Everything is possible. From characters to events. This is great.

What books have influenced you as a writer?

I highlight two authors that fascinate me: Nelson Rodriguez and Patty Smith. I don’t know if they influenced my writing, but I would be very happy if they did.

Do you think the book will change lives?

Absolutely. Books changed my life. When I was young, I didn’t want to read as many young people would. And the book has succeeded in changing that. When I edited this book, I can tell you that I was directed to only one purpose: if a young man read my book so that he could enjoy reading it, all this effort of mine was a success.

Do you have other projects in your portfolio that you want to add to print?

I wish I could have more stories. Who knows, maybe more books in the future. To be true, as I said earlier, there are many characters in my head, many stories. And I would love for readers to know them.

The title of your life book?

Many years ago, I heard the phrase that recognized me and stayed with me throughout my life. When confronted with this question, I say that this may be the title of my book of life: “I may not agree with what you say, but I struggle to say it.”

Traveling?

If it’s a trip to make: Buenos Aires, Argentina. With regard to trips already taken: Thailand.

Music?

Where did you sleep last night, by Nirvana and Diabo na Cruz

What are your favorite hobbies?

Travel and meet new people, new cultures; Read; A football goat; And try something new Food, I love to eat.

If you could change one fact in history, which one would you choose?

In fact, all historical facts, whether positive or negative, have made us the people we are today. But, of course, it changes every moment in history that hurts someone.

If you were to be in a movie one day, what genre would you like?

Something that can combine romance and comedy. Which makes me laugh, but in the next scene, Cry. Same life.

What do you love most about people?

Natural will, without pretense, to help others.

Which of them do you hate the most?

Arrogance is a dangerous belief that one can control the other’s life and decide what is right and what is wrong. Control who others can love, what they can say, write or think, the length of the skirt, whether they can hang or not. There is nothing better than freedom. The freedom to become who we want to be. Freedom to be happy.

Spelling agreement. Yes or no

Yes.

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