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.
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.
When I started writing this, I found that I simply couldn't take fantasy seriously, so it became humorous, and continued from there.
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.
One reason I don't suffer Writer's Block is that I don't wait on the muse, I summon it at need.
All things make sense; you just have to fathom how they make sense.
That most dangerous of opponents: the one who took pains to comprehend the position of his adversary.
SF is the literature of the theoretically possible, and F is the literature of the impossible.
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.
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.
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.
At the time I wrote Xone I had never been on the Internet.
It would be easier to write a novel without reader input, but I feel the fiction is richer for it.
I turned my home state of Florida into the Land of Xanth.
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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