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23.03.2018 19:52    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: john gardner  student  writer  writing  reading  
What this means, in practical terms for the student writer, is that in order to achieve mastery he must read widely and deeply and mu st write not just carefully but continually,
 
24.04.2014 15:13    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: john gardner  novel writing  crazy  great novel  quote  
One must be just a little crazy to write a great novel.
 
24.04.2014 14:29    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: john gardner  writer's ability  quote  on becoming a novelist  
As every writer knows... there is something mysterious about the writer's ability, on any given day, to write.
 
24.04.2014 13:49    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: john gardner  good novel  quote  on becoming a novelist  
We read five words on the first page of a really good novel and we begin to forget that we are reading printed words...
 
24.04.2014 13:43    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: john gardner  plot  central character  character  good fiction  quote  
In nearly all good fiction, the basic - all but inescapable - plot form is this: A central character wants something...
 
29.04.2013 19:14    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: john gardner  the art of fiction  writing  quote  writer  
Most people I've known who wanted to become writers, knowing what it meant, did become writers.
 
17.06.2011 01:38    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Writing  Fiction Elements  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: john gardner  form  short story  novella  novel  
A short story is a single movement with a single climax which "by the rule of elegance and efficiency" should contain the fewest scenes possible-perhaps three.
 


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