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On Becoming a Novelist - John Gardner
On Becoming a Novelist
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780060149567 (0060149566)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 150
Edition language: English
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The Reading Perusals of Rose Summers
The Reading Perusals of Rose Summers rated it
4.0 On Becoming a Novelist
Proper review to come soon. I actually quite liked this insight on writing practice, personality, and guidelines from Gardner. It's not so much a "how to" guide in the sense of walking you through aspects of writing, but noting some of the strengths and attributes a writer must have in order to be...
Amadan na Briona
Amadan na Briona rated it
This slim volume is an easy read with a lot of insightful commentary by a well-respected writer. I've never read any of Gardner's novels, but I may have to try one just to see how what he said about the writing process played out in practice. The book is a mix of "How to write" fundamentals that go ...
Yzabel rated it
1.0 On Becoming a Novelist
I'm quite keen on books about how to write, but I'm not sure I agree with this one. Probably because 'being a good writer' and 'being good at giving advice to aspiring writers' isn't exactly the same thing? The elitist point of view of the author, his way of presenting the writer as some kind of wei...
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