On becoming a novelist

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Harper & Row, 1983 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 150 pages
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The late novelist, critic, and teacher outlines a comprehensive course of education for the aspiring novelist, with an analysis of the undergraduate and graduate writing courses and provides practical advice on developing one's writing ability and earning

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Much of this book felt like it was written specifically for me. (A couple of parts felt like Gardner wrote them just for himself. I just ignored them.) He understands the anxieties young writers can ... Read full review


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John Gardner is Professor of English at Southern Illinois University. His previous books include a modernized English version of "The Complete Works of the Gawain-Poet "and a recently published novel, "The Wreckage of Agathon."

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