John Gardner | Writer's Workshop

John Gardner
(July 21, 1933 – September 14, 1982)

"Take six months on a short story of 20 pages, until it's right and brilliant and perfect....And when that's done, you've got everybody beat. You're the best writer in town." Gardner's desire to write began with his childhood exposure to oral literature. He offers his view on trends in writing and reiterates his belief in the value of persistent effort.