On Becoming a Novelist

On Becoming a Novelist

by John Gardner

John Gardner’s classic exploration of the creative processes and career paths of modern fiction writers

In this essential guide, John Gardner advises the aspiring fiction author on such topics as the value of creative writing workshops, the developmental stages of literary growth, and the inevitable experience of writer’s block. Drawn from his two decades of experience in creative writing, Gardner balances his compassion for his students with his knowledge of the publishing industry, and truthfully relates his experiences of the hardships that lie ahead for aspiring authors.

On Becoming a Novelist
is a must-read for those dedicated to the craft and profession of fiction writing.

This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives.


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