Carlos Infante
  • 35, Male
  • Mexico City, D.F.
  • Mexico
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My Great- Grandfather

My great- grandfather Francisco Carrillo circa 1907. He was a pianist, composer and music teacher.
May 20, 2013
Carlos Infante replied to William's discussion Blogging Fiction..... Can it be done? in the group Writers
"I actually started a blog myself about a year ago, mainly it's fiction, but due to time constraints I have deviated to writing reviews from time to time. Of course I designed it as a sort of magazine, basing it on old pulp magazines and…"
Feb 14, 2012
Carlos Infante posted a blog post

The Art of Manliness Comes To Mexico

This post has a purpose and it is to congratulate Brett and Kate for the success of "The Art Of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man" and to tell everyone that the Spanish version has appeared on bookstores in Mexico. I came across the book by coincidence when I went looking for some books in English at a bookstore. One of my brothers was with me and excitedly told him and showed him the book. I was very happy seeing it and the best part is that it has become a promotional…See More
Jun 15, 2011
Carlos Infante left a comment for Brett McKay
"Hi, Brett, browsing through a bookstore here in Mexico I came across the Spanish version of The Art of Manliness book. I was so exited to see it, now the Art of Manliness is going international."
Jun 5, 2011
Carlos Infante posted a photo

My grandpa.

One of the last photos taken of my grandfather before his death. The fedora is mine
Apr 21, 2011
Carlos Infante replied to StaggerLee's discussion Do you follow a process, formula or recipe when you write? in the group Writers
"It's funny that you mention working with scenes, sometimes I do the same, I see a scene in my mind and write it down, at times they may help me start a story and at other times I use them as part of a story I'm already working on. In a…"
Apr 19, 2011
Carlos Infante replied to StaggerLee's discussion Do you follow a process, formula or recipe when you write? in the group Writers
"Well, I used to write my stories and see where they went, but after a while I realized that what I intended the story to be would deviate or I would get stuck because certain elements wouldn't feel right or I fit properly. Now I use a pocket…"
Apr 19, 2011
Carlos Infante replied to Carlos Infante's discussion Check out my blog. in the group Writers
"Something similar happens to me, that's why I've been thinking of getting a notebook to write down the ideas I've got. Other times as I write the story it sometimes feels like the story comes to life and it dictates where it wants to…"
Jan 29, 2011
Slacker replied to Carlos Infante's discussion Check out my blog. in the group Writers
"No.  :)   Everything I'm working on gets done when the mood strikes/time allows.  The idea might change in my mind 5 times before I get to write it down.   Sometimes, I wonder if it would be interesting to keep track of all…"
Jan 29, 2011
Carlos Infante replied to Carlos Infante's discussion Check out my blog. in the group Writers
"Adam and Sean I've checked them out. I really like what you guys are doing. I've only seen them briefly, but I will take the time to read all your stuff and comment on them."
Jan 29, 2011
Carlos Infante replied to Carlos Infante's discussion Check out my blog. in the group Writers
"Thank you for the compliment Jack. As for your question,yes, keeping the blog encourages me to write, and because I decided to post in a monthly basis it makes it easier to come up with content."
Jan 29, 2011
Jack Bouchard replied to Carlos Infante's discussion Check out my blog. in the group Writers
"Do you find that keeping a blog encourages you to write regularly?   I'd also like to compliment you on keeping an interesting blog. Keep it up."
Jan 29, 2011
Sean Keefer replied to Carlos Infante's discussion Check out my blog. in the group Writers
"@thetrustnovel Will do. If you get a chance check out my blog here Sean"
Jan 25, 2011
Slacker replied to Carlos Infante's discussion Check out my blog. in the group Writers
"Cool!  I will check it out.   If you want to check out mine: http://www.scribd.com/adam_blevins"
Jan 15, 2011
Carlos Infante added a discussion to the group Writers
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Check out my blog.

Not long ago I started a blog titled Words From My Inkwell, where I'm postig, at the moment, a couple of stories, plus a few other things, so I'm inviting you so you could check it out and give me your thoughts on the stories. Since they are rather long I'm posting them in monthly instalments. The url is http://wordsfrommyinkwell.wordpress.com.
Jan 15, 2011
Carlos Infante replied to Slacker's discussion Something I'm working on - Comments welcome in the group Writers
"This is a very good start, it has the right kind of hook to lure readers in and get them intrested on where it's going. I'm certainly wondering where this story is headed, but it is awkward, how after Robert died you focus on the thugs,…"
Dec 31, 2010

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Interests
Reading, writing, music, playing guitar.
Books
Anything that catches my fancy. I specially like George Orwell, John Steinback and Marcel Proust.
Movies
Classic movies from the 30's and 40's, all due to the influence of my grandfather, but my tastes are varied. I really like the Superman movies, specially the first one.
Music
Rock, jazz and popular music from the 1930's and 1940's. I love the Beatles, the Byrds, the Doors and Bob Dylan.

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The Art of Manliness Comes To Mexico

Posted on June 15, 2011 at 5:08pm 0 Comments

This post has a purpose and it is to congratulate Brett and Kate for the success of "The Art Of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man" and to tell everyone that the Spanish version has appeared on bookstores in Mexico. I came across the book by coincidence when I went looking for some books in English at a bookstore. One of my brothers was with me and excitedly told him and showed him the book. I was very happy seeing it and the best part is that it has become a promotional… Continue

New Year Reflexions.

Posted on December 31, 2010 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

It is 12:10 P.M. New Years Eve here in Mexico City and a new year will be coming in 11 hours and 50 minutes. As 2010 ends and 2011 begins, I am reminded that not only is a new year is begining, but also de second decade of the XXI century. It is truly amazing how fast ten years have passed and how quickly this new century is progressing, although we were told things would be different in the world of the future, that future is now our present and things haven't changed much. Sure technology…

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Thoughts on marriage

Posted on December 9, 2010 at 9:08pm 1 Comment

Sometimes it's pretty hard to find a topic to blog about, but recently I came across a TV show here in Mexico that caught my attention. It talked about how many women today don't want to marry, which struck as a bit of a coincidence, since not so long ago I had read an article in a newspaper that said men, in Mexico, were now more in favor of marriage and children, than women were. It stated that men prefer having children because we, men, see it as a way to continue to spread our genetic…

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Roberto Carrillo Diaz Barriga (my grandfather) Febuary 2, 1910- September 11, 2010

Posted on September 11, 2010 at 3:19pm 2 Comments

Not so long ago I wrote about my grandfather, well it is a sad day today for my family and me as he passed away at 9:00 AM CST. After living 100 years 7 months and 9 days the day I dreaded, yet was mentally prepared for, has happened. Mind you I am not sad or grieving, but happy as he will now be rejoined with my grandmother. He lived a good and very long life and he will continue to live through the my generation and the next and the next. It will be very strange not to have him around… Continue

A New Year's thought.

Posted on December 31, 2009 at 7:18pm 0 Comments

As the year is about to come to a close it is unavoidable that I, and perhaps all of us, should reflect of the past year's events. For a lot of us it wasn't an easy year as a world economic crisis hit us all and recovery is slow, yet I feel that in ending the year we shouldn't think of all the negative things that have ocurred, but to think of all the good that the year brought us. To Mexicans this is the day of giving thanks to all the blessings we recived in the year and, as in the rest of… Continue

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At 3:14pm on December 28, 2010, Slacker said…
Carlos, welcome to the Writers Group!
At 4:06pm on December 3, 2009, Ryan said…
Hola Chilango,

Welcome to Man Bags!

In Man Bags, we talk a lot about Saddleback, but feel free to share with the group your favorite bag or company. This group is about bags of every stripe and color. Start a discussion promoting your favorite every day carry item. I assure you, you’ll find other people in the group who are like-minded. Not a fan of Saddleback designs, no problem. Tell us what you don’t like or what you’d prefer. I look forward to hearing from you in the group!
At 8:37pm on May 11, 2009, Brett McKay said…
Happy birthday, Carlos.
 
 
 

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