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On reading manuscripts by unpublished writers: "If you want to send a manuscript, send it to an agent. And send a letter first, asking permission. Launch it into the real world of cold-blooded commercial response, not into the fantasyland of wishful thinking, cowardice and surrender to Resistance."
Graduated from Duke University in 1965, joined the Marine Corps where he was an 0311 Rifleman in the Reserves till 1971.