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Actually I grew up in the States.
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All mercenary motives to the side, however, I wouldn't have done the project if I didn't think I had something to contribute.
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An SF author who reads only SF will have little new to contribute, but someone with a broader experience will bring more to the table.
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At any rate, nobody's ever told me that my problem is that I have too many ideas.
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Being a writer was never a choice, it was an irresistible compulsion.
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Even if you only want to write science fiction, you should also read mysteries, poetry, mainstream literature, history, biography, philosophy, and science.
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Everything that you read is an influence on everything you write, and you want to draw as many elements into your work as you can.
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For every SF reader of that period, Robert A. Heinlein was also a touchstone.
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Genre horror doesn't work for me.
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Genre labels are useful only insofar as they help you find an audience.
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How long it takes to write a book depends on its length.
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I can't speak for the other authors, but what I hoped to achieve was to illuminate certain corners of the Lucas universe that hadn't yet been explored.
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I don't know why they were so intent on drawing autobiographical work from students who were so young they really didn't have an autobiography.
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I find it a pleasure and a welcome change of pace to collaborate with my friends.
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I found college useful for a lot of other reasons. It exposed me to a great many influences I wouldn't otherwise have encountered, and gave me a lot of time with some very intelligent people whose thoughts are still with me.
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I knew going into the project that it was going to be a collaborative effort, and that I wasn't going to have the last word.
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I lived, ate, and breathed Star Wars for five months, and then had to go on to other work. The fans do all this full-time. It's amazing.
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I now have to find a reason to write, every single day.
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I want a platform that, like a book or a magazine, I can carry into the bath or leave at the beach.
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I wanted to be an author for as long as I can remember.
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I was pretty much grown-up by the time I attended school in Britain - or as grown-up as I'll ever get.
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I went to college, though I didn't take many writing courses.
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I'm in favor of any technology that makes my work available to the reading public at a reasonable price.
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I'm not afraid of werewolves or vampires or haunted hotels, I'm afraid of what real human beings to do other real human beings.
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I've experienced writer's block, but never for more than a few days.
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I've learned that I get blocked when my subconscious mind is telling me that I've taken the work in a wrong direction, and that once I start listening to what my subconscious is trying to tell me, I can work out the problem and get moving again.
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If you can find collaborators whose strengths compliment your own, the result can be more than the sum of its authors.
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It's a tough job to tell a story when the audience already knows the ending, and the ending is bleak.
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It's hard to generalize, because they're all different. When I started, I decided to take as much advantage as I could of the freedom offered by the SF field.
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It's very difficult to write someone who's totally masterful and not make it boring.
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Now I have to motivate myself much more than I had previously.
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Perhaps horror isn't one of the major threads within SF, since most SF isn't remotely horrific, but it's been there all along.
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Science fiction readers probably have the gene for novelty, and seem to enjoy a cascade of invention as much as a writer enjoys providing one.
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Since that's the future we actually got, I can't see that cyberpunk could possibly be any less relevant than it is now.
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Some of my ideas were shot down by Lucasfilm because they stepped on territory that has been reserved for the movies. I didn't have a problem with that.
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That's why editors and publishers will never be obsolete: a reader wants someone with taste and authority to point them in the direction of the good stuff, and to keep the awful stuff away from their door.
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The big battle at the end of DW isn't drawn from history, but it's influenced by history, certainly.
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The decisions about which technologies to include were strictly pragmatic. I got rid of anything that would get in the way of the drama.
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The Internet offers an interesting combination of advertising and community by participating in the community you can become an advertisement for yourself.
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The mass-market paperback, for one, is too expensive.
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The Rift, which was well over a thousand pages of manuscript, took two years.
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Try to meet as many authors, agents, and editors as you can.
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When state and religion are one, religion becomes a means for the powerful to remain in power.
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Working within the limitations of the shared world generally made the writing easier, because I didn't have to invent any of the characters or background, which is usually the hardest part.
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