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.)
What was the title of the book you picked up and the title of its sequel? I love medieval reading and would love to check them out!! Also, I read “Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc”. I LOVED it!!! Thanks so much for the recommendation!
A quick search did not turn up those books, and I can’t remember the titles.
ok. no worries. thanks for looking
Such a neat story!
Wow. That really was divine intervention! I love those type of circumstances.
Medieval England is a favorite genre in our house. My children adore all things British, knights, swords, and of course: dragons.