Author Interview The Samsaric
I’m hosting an interview today for the book tour for fantasy horror novel “The Samsaric”. Please wlecome author G.W. Lwin to my blog.
1) When did you know you wanted to be an author?
I like this question, as I am presently in the process of writing a whole book specifically based on this question.
In summary, it is the spiritual shift/awakening that I experienced within myself a few years ago, and the self-realisation of my true purpose in life, and to share my story with others.
2) What inspired you to write The Samsaric?
I wanted to express the spirituality side of us as well as our inner-demons/emotions we constantly face as part of our life journey but from a different world and time.
From a young age, I have felt that there were two versions of me: the old spiritual one and a young soul who still lives in his fantasy world. However, both these versions share one commonality, my interest in vampires from ancient history, mythology and beliefs.
SAMSARA in an ancient Sanskrit (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism) means the cycle of birth, death and rebirths within the realms of existence.
Blending in with these ancient Eastern philosophies gives rise to my vampires or vampirism of the old world. With these concepts, my novel “The Samsaric” was born.
3) What is your editing process like?
The actual content edit from a professional editor (Grammar, structure, etc.) was a straight forward process.
It was my self-editing prior submitting it to a professional editor that was constantly challenging. I started writing ‘The Samsaric’ back in 2008. And every time I revisited my draft, my ideas and perceptions have changed drastically.
4) Who is your favourite character from your book?
I don’t have a specific favourite character. In my novel, The Samsaric, the story revolves around the purest immortal soul being reborn as a mortal leading different life.
So it will have to be the “immortal-soul”; taking on different characters and personalities. As this soul will be reborn time and again into many mortal forms, I will have to say I enjoy writing about these different characters, in both female and male forms.
5) Did you set any writing goals for 2016?
Absolutely. I wanted to finish “The Samsaric” trilogy by the first half of the year (Almost halfway through volume two). Also, I want to finish writing my other book (have not thought of a title yet), but this other book is focus on the spirituality and awareness, which I would like to finish writing before the end of 2016.
6) Are you working on something now?
Yes, I am working on my second book of the Samsaric trilogy and plan to release this early next year.
About the Book
Author: G.W. Lwin
Genre: Fantasy Horror
The plague of 1918 A.D:
The mortal world is in a state of devastation.
A woman wakes up in an abandoned temple of Kali, the goddess of darkness, in an ancient city of Gaya.
She does not know where she is.
She does not remember the events leading to this.
She only hears a familiar voice of a tormented man who has haunted her dreams.
He tells her a story – of a time of souls and suffering, of immortality and gods, of life and death.
This, he says, is Mesopotamia.
THE SAMSARIC is a fantasy-horror novel based on ancient vampirism, history and mythology. Set in an era widely considered to be the cradle of civilization, it is a story of once-powerful mortal races and ancient gods and goddesses to excite and inspire.
From a young age, I have felt that there were two versions of me: the old spiritual one and a young soul who still lives in his fantasy world.
However, both of these versions share one commonality – my interest in vampires from the ancient mythology and beliefs. I was mesmerised by their folklore since young.
The need to express is very strong within me. Writing, for me, provides this gateway and helps me to grow as a person. It is a life-long learning path that I gladly embark.
As a writer, I would like to improve each and every stage of writing, to possess the art of crafting words to communicate the emotions that arise from within to the readers … a vision shared by many authors.