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All things make sense; you just have to fathom how they make sense.
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As for collaboration - I have done a lot, 26 books, and found publishers increasingly resistive to them. It's not that the books are bad; editors won't even read them.
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At present I answer about 100 letters a month, and read 300 emails.
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At the time I wrote Xone I had never been on the Internet.
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But I don't read or listen for pleasure. I have too much else to do.
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Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker series also shows the potential of lighter fantastic fiction. I read the first, and listened to a tape of a later one, and it's fun.
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Have a working spouse, because you won't earn a living from writing - not at first, if ever. My wife worked for years to support us.
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However, my literary agent wants to save Xanth for some later movie deal, so the fact that this isn't Xanth is good.
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I did not know at first that it would be a series; I discovered after the first novel that I had more to say about it, so I did another. And another, and then the readers demanded yet more.
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I do one Xanth novel a year, because at the moment that is all that publishers will accept; they don't want any other type of fiction from me, so Xanth pays my way.
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I don't want ever to be guilty of what my critics claim: doing formula without original elements.
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I get requests from readers to do more with particular characters, and I try, but it is not easy to oblige every reader.
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I have always admired the work of Phil Farmer and was glad for the chance to work with him. Readers today may be too young to remember his classics like The Lovers.
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I hope to read a Harry Potter novel soon, to see what it's all about. I admit to being annoyed that many good light fantasy writers have had trouble getting published, in England and elsewhere, when it is obvious the readers were waiting for us all along.
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I maintain an ongoing survey of Internet Publishing and self publishing, so that it is now possible for any writer with a book to get it published at nominal cost or free, and to have it on sale at booksellers like Amazon.com.
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I never do a full outline, and if I did, I would not feel bound to it, because the view from inside a scene can be different from the view outside it. But neither do I just start writing and see what happens; I am far more disciplined than that.
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I thought I might be an artist, but concluded in college that my talent was not sufficient to enable me to be professional, so I pondered, and more or less overnight concluded that I would make words my paints and be a writer. In retrospect, I think that was one of the best decisions of my life.
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I turned my home state of Florida into the Land of Xanth.
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I wish my readers took less of my time - about a third of my working time goes to them - but I love and need them all.
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If every editor turns you down, maybe you should take a second look at your text, however, just in case.
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In fact, I believe that we need better sex education in our own culture, here in America, so that young folk learn about things like venereal disease before they encounter it.
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It would be easier to write a novel without reader input, but I feel the fiction is richer for it.
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Keep writing, because not only does practice improve skill, it gives you more chances to score on the market. I did that for eight years before making my first sale.
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Much of what is published is actually science fantasy, seeming possible but actually impossible, such as faster than light space travel.
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My readers ensure originality, in spot elements, and often in significant ones too.
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No novel is a clone of any preceding one, though with a background cast of characters and things that has grown to thousands, there are many familiar aspects.
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Normally I work out a general summary of what I mean to do, then start writing, and the details can be different from my anticipation. So there is considerable flow, but always within channels.
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One reason I don't suffer Writer's Block is that I don't wait on the muse, I summon it at need.
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Princess Rose should indeed be a TV movie, assuming something doesn't go wrong. I don't know how good a movie it will be, because the way movie folk think is different from the way writers think, and I distrust what isn't done my way. This is what I call a healthy paranoia.
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SF is the literature of the theoretically possible, and F is the literature of the impossible.
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That most dangerous of opponents: the one who took pains to comprehend the position of his adversary.
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What I like least is dealing with publishers who simply don't want collaborations regardless of their merit.
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When I started writing this, I found that I simply couldn't take fantasy seriously, so it became humorous, and continued from there.
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When one person makes an accusation, check to be sure he himself is not the guilty one. Sometimes it is those whose case is weak who make the most clamour.
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