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REQUIRED READING for Wanna-Be Writers - page 2

The Art of Fiction by John Gardner

The subtitle is "Notes on craft for Young Writers", but "young" has nothing to do with chronological age.  This book should be read by all beginning writers.

On Becoming a Novelist by John Gardner

This book is filled with rich and wonderful detail about what it means to be a writer, which should help the reader realize that the real question is not "Should I become a writer?" but rather "Am I a writer?"


  A Dangerous Profession by Frederick Busch

A great book for destroying illusions of glamour and making the reader understand what the writing life is really like.


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