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On Becoming a Novelist Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


In Chapter 2, what does Gardner say the world has far more than it needs? (from Chapter 2, The Writer's Training and Education)


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)


What is one of the most important things for a young writer to have, according to Gardner in Chapter 2? (from Chapter 2, The Writer's Training and Education)


What does Gardner claim is helpful, if it can be kept in partial control, to keep the novelist driven? (from Chapter 1, The Writer's Nature, Pages 34-72)


Letters to publishing houses should ideally be addressed to whom? (from Chapter 3, Publication and Survival)

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