Hello everyone 🙂
Well I’ve been neglecting my writing for long enough, I have a good reason though but that is just excuses and you aren’t interested in that 🙂
My next story which is part two of “The Feast” Will be posted very soon (At last) 🙂
So let me know what you think.
Today I want to introduce a friend who was kind to stop by my blog and share a little of his thoughts about him and his writing, and of course his new book.
Please welcome Sam Whitehouse.
Why I wanted to write the Prophecy of Three Quartet…
Ever since I was small I have immersed myself in fantasy worlds, both in books and movies. I can’t really define why I loved living in these other fantastical, dangerous worlds so much. The detail of the places, Middle Earth, The Wizarding World, just astounded me and I wanted to create my own world, just as detailed, just as believable but one that I had control over. I’ve been writing almost as long as I’ve been reading. Pretty much ever since I realised that books were written by people and did not spring ready formed from thin air, I knew that writing is what I wanted to do.
The idea for The Prophecy of Three was born from a love of fantasy worlds and my fascination with myth and legend, particularly British legends like King Arthur. They were always grounded more in reality than Greek or Roman and there was always that question: maybe King Arthur was real… maybe the knights and the round table and Camelot did exist once. And so I decided to explore it, but use Merlin as a focal point and write the action in present day so I could intertwine aspects of these famous myths and legends with our modern world. The books that always fascinated me most were the ones that had two worlds existing alongside one another. Like The Wizarding World from Harry Potter and the world of gods and demigods in the Percy Jackson books. I wanted to be able to explore two worlds and what would happen if they met.
And so, for four years now I have been planning, plotting, and writing the Prophecy of Three Quartet. It began as a leather bound notebook filled with characters, ideas, spells, the laws of the world and a whole load of other stuff. When I felt I had the world and plot fleshed out enough I began writing. The first book, The Keys of Time, took me about a year and a half to complete and now I’m hard at work editing book 2 (The Demon’s Hunt, due out at Christmas) and writing book 3. I have been living in this world, with my characters for so long that at times it’s hard to step away. For a long time I was the only one who knew about the books and now I’m happy to be able to allow people to explore the world of the Prophecy and, hopefully, love it as much as I do.
Ever since I realized that books did not spring from thin air and that people wrote them, I knew that I wanted to be a writer. Growing up on diet of fantasy and folklore and living in the fantasy worlds of Tolkien and Rowling it felt natural for me to write. The Prophecy of Three Quartet was born from my fascination with Arthurian legend and a love of stories that combine two worlds. If I’m not writing, I’m thinking about writing and if I’m not thinking about writing I’m reading. I am also a huge fan of Marvel and movies (particularly anything directed by Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Christopher Nolan and JJ Abrams).
You can find my book on…
The Prophecy of Three official site: http://sam26051994.wordpress.com/
Official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Theprophecyofthreequartet