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A reader is not supposed to be aware that someone's written the story. He's supposed to be completely immersed, submerged in the environment.
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As I mentioned, I was a carpenter for a time.
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As I say, I never ever look at science fiction. I don't even know what's going on.
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But I'm so slow on it because I find it terribly hard writing blind on computers. The computer speaks to me, but it's just so slow, I'm so terribly slow using it.
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But I've sure worked at jobs where I have been under inspection.
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But Roy Rockwood, it was science fiction for the sake of science fiction.
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But, for instance, when I was awfully young, I read all the Oz books. They were an enormous influence on me.
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I do read books. I suppose it's more or less the same thing, but at least I'm alone and I'm an individual. I can stop anytime I want, which I frequently do.
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I don't have much vanity. I just know what I do. I just do because I'm capable of doing it and do it easily without any pretentiousness.
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I don't read other science fiction. I don't read any at all.
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I got done writing Ports of Call and suddenly realized I have far too much material for the book.
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I haven't been to a movie since somebody gave me free tickets to Star Wars, which I went to.
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I haven't sold to the movies. In other words, I haven't gotten any enormous checks yet.
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I just wrote what I felt like writing since they seemed to sell.
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I never made lots of money at it, but I sold enough.
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I never worked in an office in my life.
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I never wrote for the public. Never. If I had, I would have been writing Star Treks.
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I thought that automobiles were going to have mufflers and go fast and airplanes were going to fly fast.
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I was a carpenter for a time and everybody watches what you do.
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I was an omnivore at reading, so that everything I ever read contributed.
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I worked for half a cent a word. I'm not a fast writer to begin with, so for the first few years I had do other things.
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I'd never been published when I was young.
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If this happens all it means is that I am good at my work, which evidentially I am.
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In fact, almost every job you get somebody watching you.
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It seems to limit you; when you're working in an office, you're a creature in a small cell under somebody's supervision and surveillance.
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It's just I wanted to get myself in a line of work where I didn't have a boss, where I didn't have to show up any place at any particular time.
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My writing is fun for me sometimes. I get sidetracked on things that I think are fun.
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Right now I'm so old that if I had a big gush of money, I don't know what I'd do with it. I don't travel anymore. I don't need anything, don't want anything. I'd give it to my son, I guess, and let him enjoy it.
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So I'll write it, and then I'll find out that I actually wrote something that is utterly useless. You can't use it in the story and it doesn't fit. So I just throw it away. I've done that countless times.
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Sometimes some of these little side excursions are useful and I manage to fit them in the book somewhere.
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The story was such that I couldn't make a graceful ending and then make a graceful new beginning. I could have, but I didn't want to. So, it isn't the most graceful way of writing a story. This new story is, I think, is pretty good stuff. I'm pleased with it anyway.
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Then there was Clark Ashton Smith, who wrote for Weird Tales and who had a wild imagination. He wasn't a very talented writer, but his imagination was wonderful.
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There was a writer in the '20s called Christopher Morley, who I remember a little bit of, who had some influence on me, but I couldn't tell you what it was.
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These are just the tip of the iceberg, because I read and read and read. I read everything.
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This flattery has been rather slow in coming. I think all of sudden late in life now I'm getting some credit for what I've done. Which is gratifying, but it's kind of a little late.
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Well, I think everything I've ever read contributes to the background from which I write.
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