How did you know you wanted to be an author? I’ve always wanted to be an author and writer. I’ve worked as copywriter, magazine editor, freelance writer and now that I retired from the business world, a full time author!
What is your advice for aspiring authors? Be persistent and disciplined. Writing is not easy and you have to keep working at the craft. You need a thick skin and confident in your ability because you will be told no a lot. Once the work is published, you have to work at promotion and your next work. In short, persistent (stubbornness?) pays off.
Discipline is very important. You need to set aside time to write pretty much every day or a schedule that fits your lifestyle. Wishing and thinking about what the novel or screen play or poem won’t get it done. You need to sit down and write it!
Do you have any writing rituals or practices?Rituals no. Habits driven by discipline, yes. They are my keys to success. I get up early to write, edit or research a book. I try not to get distracted by responding to emails. I get up and sit down in front of my laptop and get to work. Each day I set mini-goals I know I can complete so there is a feeling of accomplishment.
What message to you want readers to remember?Forgotten is dedicated to all American PoWs. Unfortunately, some Americans who were captured alive during the Vietnam War did not come home. In fact, a significant number of them were killed before they got to a prison camp. In Laos, American pilots were tortured and then shot by the Pathet Lao.
How can fans get in contact with you?On my website, you can send me an email via my website. The link to the form is http://marcliebman.com/author/contact/