Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Writing Wisdom: More John Gardner

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.

More John Gardner…they’ll have to pry his writing books out of my cold, dead hands, I love them so!

“Really good fiction has a staying power that comes from its ability to jar, turn on, move the whole intellectual and emotional history of the reader. If the reader is a house, the really good book is a jubilant party that spreads through every room of it, or else a fire.” ~~John Gardner


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