aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,
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Porno, nurse books – and thrillers

I’m reading John Gardner’s The Art of Fiction. In the preface, he says, “The instruction here is not for every kind of writer – not for the writer of nurse books, or thrillers or porno or the cheaper sort of sci-fi – though it true that what holds for the most serious kind of fiction will generally hold for junk fiction as well. (Not everyone is capable of writing junk fiction: It requires an authentic junk mind.)”

Well, thank you very much. I guess I have an authentic junk mind, although I have no desire to write a “nurse book” or even “the cheaper sort of sci-fi.”



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