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The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers
by John Gardner
June 21, 2023 - June 26, 2023 (to-read, writing-advice)

Gardner, J. (1991). The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers. Vintage.

Vintage, 1991. 211 pages. Paperback. 9780679734031

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exigent »
(adjective) requiring immediate aid or action / (…
profluence »
(noun) : a copious or smooth flowing
to write with taste
Sanity in a writer is merely this: However stupid…
it is the novelist’s reward for thinking carefully
[...] The novel’s denouement, in other words, is …
the heart in conflict with itself
[...] Finally, if anything is to come of the init…
why it seems to him worth telling
Theme, it should be noticed, is not imposed on th…
all great writing achieves some kind of gusto
If the writer has introduced flamboyant poetic ef…