Book: Memoirs of the Damned by Yasir Hayatcategories: Book, Gothic, Horror, Violence, Vampire, Power, Investigation, Peril, Revelation, Revenge
Yasir Hayatabout this book: • When and why did you begin writing?
I would have to say I began writing at the age of 12/13 but that was mainly poetry. Around about 16/17 whilst I was at college I began writing stories but they were very poor and ill written pieces of work. However my imagination progressed as I grew older and it propelled me to write more and more. My poetry got better and more exuberant, my writings became more believable. Its funny actually as the ill written stories I'm talking about were the foundations of the story I have just got published. If ever the cliché was correct then its – Practice does indeed make perfect. I write because my friends like my work and I wish to entertain people.
• What inspired you to write your first book?
Basically I wanted to see a real vampire, In my opinion some literature and films out there don't depict vampires as I would ideally envisage them. I have a pre-set notion of what I think a real vampire is and only one thing satisfied that notion, a game. Legacy of Kain is a well known computer game franchise, its main character Kain is what I consider to be a "Real" vampire unfortunately there weren't more like him. My imagination craved more so I had a brain wave, I'll just make my ideal vampire up, everyone else has. This is my first time writing a fictional literary piece, the market may be saturated by tales of vampires. Games, books, films and heck everyday life was the inspiration for my book. Bare in mind this story isn't totally whole rather it's an amalgamation of those early stories I used to write, a series basically that I was sentimentally drawn towards and had to see developed.
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