Chandler provides insight into his life and career as both a merchant seaman and a writer. He also talks brielfy about his Rim World's character John Grimes and his desire to write an alternative history novel based on Ned Kelly.
Although this essay shares the same title and some similar concepts as another essay published in 1971, they should nevertheless be considered entirely different works.
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Chandler discusses several aspects of his career as a writer, including his early stories, the influence of the sea and Australia on his writing, his favourite character John Grimes and some of the problems he had with magazine publishers.