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Brief about Jack Vance: By info that we know Jack Vance was born at 1916-08-28. And also Jack Vance is American Author.

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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.

Tags: Away, Done, Write

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.

Tags: Good, Pretty, Writing

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.

Tags: Weird, Wonderful, Writer

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.

Tags: Influence, Remember, Tell

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.

Tags: Done, Life, Rather

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.

Tags: Someone, Story, Written

As I mentioned, I was a carpenter for a time.

Tags: Carpenter, Mentioned, Time

But I've sure worked at jobs where I have been under inspection.

Tags: Jobs, Sure, Worked

But Roy Rockwood, it was science fiction for the sake of science fiction.

Tags: Fiction, Sake, Science

But, for instance, when I was awfully young, I read all the Oz books. They were an enormous influence on me.

Tags: Books, Read, Young

I don't read other science fiction. I don't read any at all.

Tags: Fiction, Read, Science

I got done writing Ports of Call and suddenly realized I have far too much material for the book.

Tags: Book, Done, Writing

I haven't been to a movie since somebody gave me free tickets to Star Wars, which I went to.

Tags: Free, Since, Star

I haven't sold to the movies. In other words, I haven't gotten any enormous checks yet.

Tags: Checks, Movies, Words

I just wrote what I felt like writing since they seemed to sell.

Tags: Felt, Since, Writing

I never made lots of money at it, but I sold enough.

Tags: Enough, Lots, Money

I never worked in an office in my life.

Tags: Life, Office, Worked

I thought that automobiles were going to have mufflers and go fast and airplanes were going to fly fast.

Tags: Fast, Fly, Thought

I was a carpenter for a time and everybody watches what you do.

Tags: Carpenter, Everybody, Time

I was an omnivore at reading, so that everything I ever read contributed.

Tags: Read, Reading
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