Facts about George Stephen

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George Stephen was a famous Businessman from Canada, who lived between June 5, 1829 and November 29, 1921.

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He/she is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 21 quotes who is written / told by George, under the main topic Computers.

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Famous quotes by George Stephen (21)


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"When I was a teenager, I got into SF, quite heavily, and that too has had a major impact on my writing"
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"For each book, the time is also broken up"
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"Even the contemporary horror authors who have seriously influenced me are a disparate bunch"
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"In the first year, 1988, I wrote and sold 3 novels"
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"A couple of weeks after that, Zebra Books phoned with an offer, and I accepted"
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"On the other hand, now that I'm not dependent on fiction for my income, I've been writing more short stories despite the fact that there's no real paying market for short horror other than Cemetery Dance"
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"I've devoted a lot of my time and effort during the past few years to developing my advertising copywriting business to the point of where I can support my family and don't have to depend on writing fiction for my income"
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"I'm a fan of short horror fiction... in fact, the most memorable horror I've read is of the short variety... but I have a hard time pulling it off myself"
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"For the novels I wrote before selling anything, I didn't outline much. I had a vague idea of the story"
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"When I decided to take writing seriously, I did a lot of reading and analyzing of the books I liked, and came up with what I thought were pretty sound plotting and structure basics"
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"So, I outlined a horror novel and started writing"
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"I spent two months on the first draft, working 8 hours a day, five days a week"
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"The way I outline has changed quite a bit from when I first started writing"
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"The benefit of this kind of outlining is that you discover a story's flaws before you invest a lot of time writing the first draft, and it's almost impossible to get stuck at a difficult chapter, because you've already done the work to push through those kinds of blocks"
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"So, in effect, my first sale was actually two books"
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"Many of my short stories (all unpublished) were horror, and the novel I'd just finished was horror, too"
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"I've been reading horror since I was five years old"
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"During that first year, I felt guilty that my wife was out working bringing in all our income, while I was at home playing on the computer, so I made myself treat writing like a job"
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"Trying to break into the horror market seemed natural"
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"Actually, the 14 novels were written over a period of just over 6 years"
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"I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work, and I didn't stop until she got home"


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