Photo by SK Camille. Book copyright 1983 by the Estate of John Gardner.

Advice for Writers: 10 Takeaways from John Gardner’s “On Becoming a Novelist”

“A wise and honest assessment of what it is like and what is necessary to become a writer and stay a writer.” (Raymond Carver)

was a novelist with an obsession for literary workmanship and a belief in the power of art to enrich life. He wrote fourteen novels and story collections, as well as poetry, children’s books…