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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Writing Quote: The "Mannered" Style of Writing

If a novelist cares more for his language than for other elements of fiction, if he continually calls our attention away from the story to himself, we call him "mannered" and eventually we tire of him.

John Gardner, On Becoming a Novelist, 1983 

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