In the Beginning : Author interview with BCE

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Sci Fi/Space Opera

Date Published: Releasing Sept 5th 2017  

The origins of Judeo-Christian religion and mythology come together in this mature science fiction page-turner. 
 
To combat overpopulation on the planet Orion, the government releases a birth control virus to keep women from becoming pregnant. Only the brightest and most attractive of their species are allowed to mate. But the virus rages out of control, killing both mother and child. Attempts to develop a cure fail. They only have one option left: search other worlds for advanced societies that may be able to help.
 
The two most intelligent minds on Orion—and former best friends—Lucifer and Zues band together to search for a secret planet. When they finally arrive, they are greeted with unexplainable death and destruction. This planet is not the answer. Something doesn’t add up. They discover an extra unknown planet in the solar system.  
 
The new planet is covered in lush land masses and bodies of water. Different species of hominids run—and mate—freely. Fire-breathing dragons guard the land. Lucifer is determined to figure out who or what created this planet. He thinks it just might be the key to saving Orion and the Orionites.



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Pet Peeves of the Publishing Industry

The query letter. The “grab my attention with the first line”. The agents. They’re not artists, they’re agents. They suck.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Becoming a Published Author

The incredible backlash and controversy you can create, even within your own circle of friends and family. People are crazy.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About BCE.

I have a BATCAVE-literally. I drive a BATMOBILE-literally. I think that Battlestar Galactica (2003) is the greatest thing that has ever been done in the entertainment industry bar none.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About “In the Beginning” It’s actually a study of: Does life have meaning if there is no God or Gods. Do you need a god or gods in your life to give your existence purpose and meaning?

How to Avoid the Slush Pile? I’d like to give you an answer. So far-it’s more luck than anything from what I’ve seen. Write to write-because it’s who you are. The rest will work itself out.

How to Meet Deadlines and Remain Sane? What fun is it being sane?!

How to Avoid the Rejection Blues? Rejection from others is not an indication of your worth. Basically-Fuck ‘em.

Why Book Covers are So Important? They are not. You cannot judge. There’s a reason that’s a saying.

10 Tips for Becoming a Better Writer? Who am I to say? Write what you write, when you feel inspired to write. If you’re not inspired to write, you may not be a writer.

How to Sell Your First Novel? Beg, plead, grovel, peddle, pray, work. Work, Work, Work.

Practical Advice for Beginning Fiction (or other genre) Writers? Same basic advice you always hear. Write the story you want to read. That’s where your passion is at. Passion will always come through your words.

Most Common Mistake in (genre here) Writing? There are no mistakes, just people’s perception of your mistakes. Again, Fuck ‘em. Write what you write, the way you want to write it and people will like it or they won’t. Who are you as a writer to edit and censor the words that pour forth from your fingers? You have a duty to put it out there the way it comes to you.

How Do You Keep Your Writing Different ? I don’t know. I just write.

How to Identify Your Writing Problems? I have enough people who identify “my problems”.

Hardest Thing About Character Development? There’s no difficulty. The character morphs into what it is meant to be. Don’t over think it.

10 Favorite Authors & Why? Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Homer, Confucius, Nietzsche, John Locke, Voltaire, Epicurus, Laozi, and …John Lennon. No reason for a “why”.

10 Things Reader’s Would Be Surprised To Know About You? I don’t think there’s a God-but I pray all the time. Who am I praying too?

Starting Out As A Writer – 5 Things You Should Know? Don’t research anything. Just write.

5 Reasons to Writer Sci Fi-Let’s you study the human condition without pissing Everyone in the world off. They’ll still be pissed off-but whaddya goin do?

Authors That Have Inspired You? Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Homer, Confucius, Nietzsche, John Locke, Voltaire, Epicurus, Laozi, and …John Lennon.

Inspiration To Your Writing? I don’t know. I get a story in my head and it has to come out. If it doesn’t ,it feels like I might explode. I don’t want to explode.

Top 10 Favorite Books & Why? Iliad, Odyssey, Mahabharata, Ramayana, Buddhist Triptikas, Kebra Nagast, Book of Enoch. “Why” is self explanatory.

What Does Your Office Look Like? It is literally a BATCAVE with a BATCOMPUTER.

What Are Your Writing Quirks & Must-Haves To Write? Quiet, quiet and quiet.

Your Writing Process? Feels like an outside unknown entity downloads a living creature (the book) into my head and then I am forced to write this story out on paper or I will die. It drives me nuts. I try to ignore, it won’t shut up. I finally just say “Fuck It!” Sit down and start pouring it out. It’s awful.

A Day In Your Writing Life? See the question above. There’s no rest until the damn thing is out of me. It’s a miserable existence.



 BCE is originally from parts unknown and currently resides in areas of the planet yet to be explored. His favorite pastime is reading old encyclopedias while eating Peanut BCE avenue beginning author FB_IMG_1492701377300M&M’s. He does believe that the warehouse depicted at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark actually exists. He has only one goal left in his life that he wishes to accomplish: to live long enough to see the aliens return so he may look over at his beautiful wife in her nursing-home bed and say, “I told you so.”

Contact Information

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Twitter: @bceauthor

Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/bce

Book Launch: http://booklaunch.io/rabtbooktours/in-the-beginning-bce

 

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