Coffee Times’ Interview Series — Diana C.

A Glimpse Inside My Journey As a Writer and Editor

Background story, goals & advice

Diana C.
4 min readSep 28, 2021

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The journey of writing and editing has been and continues to be a roller-coaster of trials and errors, of tough lessons and rewards. It is an experience which allows me to collaborate with people from all over the world, to get a glimpse of other cultures, to embrace diversity and open my mind to new possibilities.

I am grateful for the opportunity to write about my experiences and wish to thank Winston for his invitation to be a part of this brilliant initiative to help fellow writers through the sharing of experiences. I hope you enjoy the interview!

What were your childhood dreams?

My biggest dream was to become a published author and write best-selling books like J.K.Rowling. My enthusiasm, however, was killed by a lack of support from my parents, so I switched my focus onto modeling, which quickly changed to me wanting to become a teacher.

Other than writing, what other hobbies do you have?

Working out, painting, reading, photography, learning new skills. My favorite hobby is getting out of my comfort zone as often as possible.

What is a typical day in your life like?

I wake up, publish submissions, create content, work out and spend the rest of the day out, or, if I don’t have any plans, I write, write, write.

What inspired you to be a writer?

I think the creative writer has always been within, but laid dormant for a long time before it felt safe enough to come out and play. Besides, I grew up reading a lot of books, both in my native language and English, and was intrigued by the process of writing a novel. I blame it on Ernest Hemingway, Jules Verne and Charlotte Brontë.

When did you join Medium?

I joined Medium back in May 2019. I didn’t consider myself a writer until that point, as I only scribbled thoughts in a journal and attempted writing poetry. I initially wanted to start my blog…

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Diana C.

Here to pen, polish and provoke thoughts. 🖋️