Dismissive words from Star Trek writer David Gerrold were exactly what author Diane Duane needed to hear.
Duane mentioned wanting to be a writer to Gerrold when she was working with him as an assistant and his response made her see red. “He rolled his eyes and said, ‘Oy, another one,” said Duane. “I got absolutely furious and went off thinking, ‘You just wait, you SOB: I’m going to show you I’m not just some wannabe.'”