Interview with Marv Lincoln

Why did you write this book?
It was originally intended to be the second book in a trilogy, and follows the first book in the series, titled "I Married a Psychic." "Alien Manifesto" features the same major characters as in Book 1, and throws them into some very hazardous situations. I felt I had to write this book to address many of my concerns regarding the environmental threats to our planet, and the underlying causes of our present situation. Book 1 was acquired by a major sci-fi publisher, and they discouraged the idea of a trilogy. However, our three main characters soon will come back in a new, exciting, time-travel trilogy.
How long did i take you to write it?
About a year, which includes seven revisions and rewrites.
Any difficulties encountered while writing this book?
I have always had to deal with writers block. I have effective techniques to deal with it, but it still hangs over me like a dark cloud.
What hours do you work when writing?
As I am a night owl, my most productive working hours are 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. I try to write something every day...It may not be on a book, but I also contribute to three blogs and I maintain a website.
What is your process: Do you start with an outline, or just write spontaneously?
I don't usually do outlines, including article writing. I may jot down some preliminary notes or ideas, then just get out of my own way and let 'er fly! I will write straight through to the end of the project without looking back — no editing or changes — then go back and begin the edit and rewrite process. I like to do spontaneous writing, the kind promulgated by Natalie Goldberg, as a ten-minute exercise or warmup. I also like to meditate for a few minutes before writing.
Who are your favorite authors in the sci-fi genre?
Philip K. Dick is my all-time favorite. I like oldtimers such as Arthur C. Clarke, Larry Niven, Frederik Pohl, Isaac Asimov, Ursula Le Guin, and Robert Heinlein. I also like William Gibson, famous for "Necromancer" and the creator of the concept of cyberspace.
Published 2014-03-12.
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Books by This Author

The Alien Manifesto
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 94,090. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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Planet Earth is a mess. Humans have totally trashed the place. The world teeters on the brink and threatens to self-destruct; the entire galaxy is at risk. Enter three oversexed psychics from the quirky New Age village of Sedona, Arizona, who are called to duty by the U.S. State Department. Assignment: Save the human race from the Alien Manifesto — a drastic fix for Earth's problems.