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Orson Scott Card Q&A

The Orson Scott Card Q&A on Gaming Today (thanks Mike Martinez) talks with the author about his writing for books and games as well as his gaming addiction: "My cold-turkey stop was because, and I'm serious here, it was costing me a shocking amount of money and depriving me of a home life with my family. Here I am, a self-employed writer, and I never had time for my family because I had this GAME that was waiting to seduce me whenever I pretended I was going to the office to work. I estimate there are about twenty novels that were never written because of computer games. Now, there are those who think that's a blessing to literature, but at the very least it was costing me money because I wasn't getting paid as often as when I actually complete the books that are under contract."

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14. Re: Three Card Shuffle...shots fired... Jun 17, 2007, 16:06 IAM->TheDoctor
You strike me to the core and I shall curl up and die.

"You don't need to go on a cordon bleu cookery course, open a restaurant and get a Michelin star before you can have an opinion on food." It does if you want anyone to take your critical comments(good or bad) seriously. Oh and PS the main character knows he is going to die at the beginning.

The things a writer (and reader) must armor themselves against are mostly critics and fools - and you are?

What you sound like is unmentionable in these forums.

Since we are in a mood today:
"I've become a born again reader though but I'm mainly re-reading books I read first as a teenager (probably says a lot about me)."

It does, but I will be kind. It's been 31 years since I've been a teenager. So, when youe'r not on a rampage venting on posters, what do (did) you read for pleasure?

This comment was edited on Jun 17, 16:30.
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