On Becoming a Novelist Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

The poem of Gardner's which he uses as an example in Chapter 4 begins, "Lovely, spooky, dark blue Gentian, / Inner walls like speckled _____." (from Chapter 4, Faith)

2.

What word does Gardner use to describe that teaching which tends to emphasize theme and design over feeling and authentic narrative? (from Chapter 2, The Writer's Training and Education)

3.

Gardner writes that one editor insisted on changing his punctuation based on some rule he learned where? (from Chapter 3, Publication and Survival)

4.

As when learning to bicycle, writer should take one thing at a time: perfect a passage of description, then a passage of dialog, then move to the larger units of what? (from Chapter 4, Faith)

5.

Where does the manuscript go after the literary editor is finished with it? (from Chapter 3, Publication and Survival)

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