Interview with mrvnthenovelist Bell III

What are your five favorite books, and why?
Throughout my school days, I read thoroughly cause I was to in my classes. I usually skim through books, but my five are: Sin City, John Constantine: Hellblazer, Battle Royale, Tokyo Days/Bangkok Nights and Revival.
What do you read for pleasure?
Hmm...maybe some erotica, post-apocalyptic.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Android Smartphone, Tablet...
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Dayton, OH and it influenced me socially and atmospherically to compose dark and bleak tales of entertaining fiction.
When did you first start writing?
Back in Fairview Middle School, during one of my classes, me and a couple guys would create random comics just for fun. Time passed, but during my high school/college days, I would want to take it seriously as I am right now.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind it that it is set in "Amaiaias Demolisheaun," a post-apocalyptic wasteland that had been overrun, but not limited to nor among others, between the collapses/relapses, apocalypses, and slopes of society, suicide, sadness, sickness and sex, but there will be more varieties. Shit can happen. Although a lot of changes will be made into it, also.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
After time and time I would listen to "The Industry Is Punks" by Tech N9ne, the message conveyed to me is that independence is better than being screwed over by the selfishness of others in a majority sense of way.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords, this only the beginning. Success may bring me to shame and suffering, but it will help me out of my inescapable hardships I am currently in now.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is that imagination can never be limited, no matter what shape of form or fashion I want to bring to people. Unlike trashy reality TV.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean a lot to me. Even when I may shift my direction in the series, I would encourage them to be a mainstay for me.
What are you working on next?
Not sure next, but right now, the Sin: AMDM series is currently in writing process and will be up and ready for the new year.
Who are your favorite authors?
Stephen King, and I'm taking a liking of authors in my day and age.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Doing some research, brainstorm, mind mapping
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Watching Archer, American Horror Story, Sons of Anarchy, Revenge, Bleach on the DVR, go to the library and check out what's new in their catalog, play my PlayStation Vita, check my other social networks like Instagram, Facebook, hangout with a friend and play Grand Theft Auto 5.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Easily go on the internet and search.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I honestly do not.
What is your writing process?
My process of writing is heavily guarded by writer's block yet I found ways to get out by looking back at my old material and try to take on stuff freshly.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Not really, but I believe that it made something personal for me to continue writing while I was being complimented on my penmanship.
Describe your desk
My desk is anything but. It is just a computer desk with no wheels.
Published 2014-08-20.
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