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Theodore Sturgeon's Profile

Brief about Theodore Sturgeon: By info that we know Theodore Sturgeon was born at 1918-02-26. And also Theodore Sturgeon is American Writer.

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There are people who have tremendously important things to say, but they say it so poorly that nobody would ever want to read it.

Tags: Nobody, Poorly, Read

There is no way of writing stories that I haven't done.

Tags: Done, Stories, Writing

There was so much that you could do, instead of looking for things that you couldn't do.

Tags: Instead, Looking

When I can't do something, this always impels me to study it.

Tags: Study

When you combine something to say with the skill to say it properly, then you've got a good writer.

Tags: Good, Skill, Writer

Writing is a communication.

Tags: Communication, Writing

You must write to the people's expertise.

Tags: Expertise, Write

Create a world in which these things do or do not exist, or in which they are extended in some way. Test reality against this fiction. The reader will recognize the world that you're talking about, even though it may be another one altogether.

Tags: Another, May, Reality

I feel angry that I can't be hypnotized. I'm not putting it down, and I'm not saying that it doesn't exist. I have talked to a great many people who are very good at it, but so far nobody has ever been able to hypnotize me.

Tags: Angry, Good, Great

I sent The World Well Lost to one editor who rejected it on sight, and then wrote a letter to every other editor in the field warning them against the story, and urging them to reject it on sight without reading it.

Tags: Against, Lost, Story

Once I had all the facts in, I found I didn't have the immoral courage to pull the caper. So I wrote it as a story. As a teenager, I didn't have any skills for writing as such, so it came out in 1500 words.

Tags: Courage, Words, Writing

Some major writers have a huge impact, like Ayn Rand, who to my mind is a lousy fiction writer because her writing has no compassion and virtually no humor. She has a philosophical and economical message that she is passing off as fiction, but it really isn't fiction at all.

Tags: Humor, Mind, Writing

The story of my very first sale is the fact that I dreamed up a foolproof paper to cheat an insurance company out of several hundred thousand dollars.

Tags: Cheat, Fact, Story

You don't sit up in a cave and write the Great American Novel and know it is utterly superb, and then throw it page by page into the fire. You just don't do that. You send it out. You have to send it out.

Tags: American, Fire, Great

You have to study your field and you have to find out how other people do it, and you have to keep working and learning and practicing and ultimately, you would be able to do it.

Tags: Learning, Study, Working

You write a story about loneliness, and you grab them all because everybody's an expert on that one.

Tags: Loneliness, Story, Write

I've always written very tightly, and there's a good reason for that. There's no point in using words that you're not going to apply.

Tags: Good, Reason, Words

Inner space is so much more interesting, because outer space is so empty.

Tags: Empty, Inner, Space

As far as hypnosis is concerned, I had a very serious problem when I was in my twenties. I encountered a man who later became the president of the American Society of Medical Hypnosis. He couldn't hypnotize me.

Tags: Medical, Problem, Society

Anybody can do anything he wants to if he wants to do it badly enough.

Tags: Anybody, Enough, Wants