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All this on a salary that never increased, and, after deductions came to $81 a month - those were the days right after the Depression.
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As a craftsman, I made my living at writing from the moment I crossed the line at age 20, and sold my first story to True Story Magazine.
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At that time, I was really surprised, even though the war was going on, I'm surprised that there weren't enough people out there who were working on this kind of story to supply the needs of one magazine. Today, the number of writers who would be available to fill those gaps are legion.
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But, somewhere in there, I did have the thought that this really fits in with my thinking about what I wanted to do; with what has to be done by a writer in order to stay alive as a writer.
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Chum was a British boy's weekly which, at the end of the year was bound into a single huge book; and the following Christmas parents bought it as Christmas presents for male children.
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I did not go along with the new theories that Hubbard was offering. They had a religious aspect and I paid no attention to them.
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I don't recall having any self-awareness about the intricacy of my stories.
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I figure that that has a ten year cycle. At the end of that ten years, I began to get worried that I would run into what is known as the writer's block, the feeling of not being able to do these things.
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I first read science fiction in the old British Chum annual when I was about 12 years old.
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I had casually rented an apartment that cost $75 a month because I expected my writing to pay my way.
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I was merely pleased with some of the ideas - but never thought of them as especially intricate.
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I wrote what interested me; and my method of working out my story through the dream process probably underlay the wheels within wheels aspect.
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Ideas came to me in the night when I would wake up, anxiously thinking about a story problem that was not resolving.
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In a sense, there's a great truth to that, but, also I was a great reader.
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In those days I was new to covers; merely felt pleased that a story of mine had been honored. I later met Rogers who did some of my early covers and I was impressed with him.
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It came about as follows: over the years when I was involved in dianetics, I wrote the beginnings of many stories. I would get an idea, and then write the beginning, and then never touch it again.
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It's difficult for me to feel that a solid page without the breakups of paragraphs can be interesting. I break mine up perhaps sooner than I should in terms of the usage of the English language.
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My mother takes full credit for my being a writer. Apparently, when she was carrying me, she said, she read an endless number of detective stories.
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My theory was that what I had to do was make a study of human behavior.
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Recruiting Station was a story that came as the result of many anxious awakenings during many nights.
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The encouragement I got from Campbell was a quick check and praise. Once the Space Beagle was launched on its mission, it seemed natural for it to breed additional thoughts.
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The presence of women was influenced by Mayne. She read science fiction to see what it was; and of course, she read all my stories. And she was an early supporter of women's rights - I even went to some meetings with her before we got married.
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Well, first of all, going off with dianetics was based upon a thought of mine.
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When I opened a book in a library to see whether I would borrow it or not, if the paragraphs were too long, I didn't borrow it.
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You have to remember that I was a bright but simple fellow from Canada who seldom, if ever, met another writer, and then only a so-called literary type that occasionally sold a story and meanwhile worked in an office for a living.
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