Sunday, April 8, 2012

"A poet, to practice his art and success, must have an ear for language so finely tuned and persnickety as to seem to the ordinary novelist almost diseased. The short story writer, since the emotional charge of his fiction must reveal itself quickly, has a similar need for lyrical compression, though a need less desperate than the poet's. In the novelist, a hypersensitive ear may occasionally prove a handicap." John Gardner, On Becoming a Novelist

Friday, April 6, 2012

Editor who loves our book update:
Still in acquisition. He loves and wants the book but it is in the "bottleneck" of acquisitions.