Quotations by L. Sprague de Camp
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Born: Wednesday, November 27, 1907
Died: Monday, November 6, 2000 (92 years old)
In writing a series of stories about the same characters, plan the whole series in advance in some detail, to avoid contradictions and inconsistencies.
(Keywords: Detail, Writing)
It does not pay a prophet to be too specific.
The story of civilization is, in a sense, the story of engineering - that long and arduous struggle to make the forces of nature work for man's good.
(Keywords: Nature, Work, Civilization, Engineering, Man, Sense, Struggle)
There is no mistaking the dismay on the face of a writer who has just heard that his brain child is a deformed idiot.