Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Writing Wisdom: John Gardner, Writing Teacher God

I’m off in beautiful Spartanburg, SC, teaching in the Converse College Low-Residency MFA Program, so I’m posting some of my favorite quotations about writing. I’ll be back to blogging around June 15ish.

I think I find a reason to quote this in every single workshop I teach:

“…in fiction every element has effect on every other, so that to change a character’s name from Jane to Cynthia is to make the fictional ground shudder under her feet.” ~~John Gardner


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