Slade's Theorems: 1/ It takes a lifetime to write a novel. 2/ Go out and live your story. Corollary: "Write about what you know." Example: http://www.specialx.net/specialxdotnet/morgue_headhunter.html So, asks Slade, "What's the worst thing that ever happened to you, and how are you using that to construct your fiction?"
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