The Secret Rebellion is Martin Baggen’s debut novel. Martin is passionate about writing, reading, and music. He currently resides in Benton County, Oregon.
What inspires you to write?
The Secret Rebellion is a result of wanting to share a perspective on a story that has become a thread in the very fabric of our culture. I felt that the accounts we know, that have now become biblical, may have had their roots in events of a much more earthly origin, complete with political elements that we see every day in our modern world. I felt that placing the drama of the New Testament on a timeless template of political struggle, survival, family, money, and of course… fascinating characters, the result would be irresistible.
Tell us about your writing process.
The story was first drafted as a screenplay. This placed a heavy emphasis on dialog, which I think benefited the novel which finally materialized from it. While there is a lot of action, the story still evolves around people communicating and talking to each other. If you can’t successfully incorporate that into a story, you’re going to be left wanting.
What advice would you give other writers?
Do not allow your pride to interfere. When a rewrite is needed… then start re-writing. Writing is a tedious task, and usually takes many rounds to get it good.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
The self-publishing of an ebook was a natural path for me to follow. Even if an author wishes to pursue the traditional method of a book deal, the success of a self-published work can further that goal.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Technology and instant distribution and promotion have changed the landscape forever. The physical act of turning a page will become more of a novelty in the coming years, but as one wise person said “nostalgia is dumb”.
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