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The Art of Fiction by John Gardner
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Nov 09, 2011

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bookshelves: non-fiction, read-in-2011, writing
Read from October 23 to November 09, 2011

I would like to be a more discerning reader so have collected a number of books such as this one - books that describe how fiction works. I also have some story ideas percolating in my head, that one day I may try to write. For the more experienced fiction/creative writers, this may be just what you are looking for. But for me, the ultra novice, "don't know what I am doing" wanna-be-writer, it was difficult to get through, overwhelming and discouraging. I was happy to find out that it isn't just me - other people on Goodreads felt the same way.

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