Novel-writing as Yoga

“…Novel-writing is not so much a profession as a yoga, or “way”, an alternative to ordinary life-in-the-world.  Its benefits are quasi-religious-a changed quality of mind and heart, satisfactions no non-novelist can understand-and its rigors generally bring no profit except to the spirit.  For those who are authentically called to the profession, spiritual profits are enough.” – John Gardner, “On Becoming A Novelist”

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    • Hi Shelley- I know I love these word’s! I will go and take a look at this link. Thanks! Can’t wait to hear all about it! B~ Stephanie

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