Today I’m interviewing G.W. Lwin, author of horror / fantasy “The Samsaric”. Thanks for stopping by.
1) Have you been writing for a long time?
I started writing during the winter of 2008 when I realised I need to put my endless imaginations onto a piece of paper. It has been a very spiritual and rewarding experience ever since.
2) What inspired you to start a writing career?
I like this question a lot. 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.
3) Is this book a stand alone or part of a series?
This book is volume one (1) of the Samsaric trilogy though it can be read as a stand-alone or as a series.
I started this book as a stand-alone novel. However, the story I wanted to share far exceeds for one novel, as there is so much to share on each of the main characters intriguing backgrounds.
I am halfway through volume two (2) which I will be releasing early next year.
4) Why did you choose fantasy horror as a genre?
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 with these ancient Eastern philosophies gives rise to my vampires or vampirism of the old world. With these concepts, my fantasy horror novel “The Samsaric” was born.
5) Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
Learn to listen to your inner self, for it always stay true, and let it guide you to write from what arises from the heart.
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.