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    Beverly MA
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    Amateur scientist who has always enjoyed writing, I enjoy conjecturing about what if's while I walk the beach and enjoy the outdoors
  1. BOOK REPORTS The Art of Fiction by John Gardner 1. How did the book help you as a writer? What overall aspects of it taught you something? Yes. It reinforced for me some vital components that must permeate the book throughout. For example, the story development must continuously cast forwards, drawing the reader from paragraph to paragraph, from scene to scene. Any let up and the reader can stop caring where the story will go next, at which point the writer has failed, and the reader stops reading. This was particularly important for me to get in my head in the early scenes when
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