On Becoming a Novelist
Publish date: June 1st 1983
Pages no: 150
Edition language: English
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...
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 ...
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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