I thought that automobiles were going to have mufflers and go fast and airplanes were going to fly fast.
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Sometimes some of these little side excursions are useful and I manage to fit them in the book somewhere.
I got done writing Ports of Call and suddenly realized I have far too much material for the book.
In fact, almost every job you get somebody watching you.
I was an omnivore at reading, so that everything I ever read contributed.
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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I do think that short story writing is often a matter of luck.
A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.