On Becoming a Novelist Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


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


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)


In Chapter 2, Gardner states, "A writer does not become better by being ____." (from Chapter 2, The Writer's Training and Education)


Gardner writes in Chapter 2 that in a bad workshop, the teacher allows or even encourages what? (from Chapter 2, The Writer's Training and Education)


Gardner compares Melville's Moby Dick with what in Chapter 1? (from Chapter 1, The Writer's Nature, Pages 34-72)

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