When I began writing Circles of Seven, I didn’t know where the story would go, only that most of the adventures would take place in England. To conduct research, I traveled to England and visited several King Arthur sites, including the Glastonbury Tor. Before leaving, I picked up a book about Avalon, and when I went to the Tor’s gift shop, I saw the sequel for the book. I picked it up and mentioned to the cashier that the first book raised a lot of interesting questions.
“Is that so?” she asked. “Would you like to speak to the author about your questions?”
“Uh … sure.”
“Hold on. I’ll give him a ring.” She picked up the phone and made a call. A few seconds later, she hung up and said to me, pointing, “Go around the corner and know on the yellow garage door. He’ll be there.”
Rather stunned, I did as she told me. When I knocked, the garage door opened, revealing the author. He gave me loads of information that I was able to use in Circles of Seven. I call this divine guidance.
When I write, I usually don’t have a theme in mind. Themes present themselves as the story develops. For this book, however, I wanted to include contentment as the major theme. To learn why, see this post – http://www.theauthorschair.com/2017/02/13/a-contentment-concerto/
Any questions or comments? You know what to do.
(The contest clues for this post are the letters f, t, and b.)