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Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story

Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story

"I have been asked many times, 'You write. What's your favorite book on writing?' I have a ready answer for that question. This one. Hands down, it is the best book I've ever come across. Le Guin is infinitely practical: in each chapter, she touches on an aspect of story with clear examples from literature, and gives us what we need most—exercises to practice. All penned with the grace and sly humor her readers know so well."

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Author Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication Date 2015-09-01
Section New Titles - Paperback / Writing Style And Publishing / All Staff Suggestions / Non-Fiction Suggestions / Story B.
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780544611610

A revised and updated guide to the essentials of a writer’s craft, presented by a brilliant practitioner of the art Completely revised and rewritten to address the challenges and opportunities of the modern era, this handbook is a short, deceptively simple guide to the craft of writing. Le Guin lays out ten chapters that address the most fundamental components of narrative, from the sound of language to sentence construction to point of view. Each chapter combines illustrative examples from the global canon with Le Guin’s own witty commentary and an exercise that the writer can do solo or in a group. She also offers a comprehensive guide to working in writing groups, both actual and online.     Masterly and concise, Steering the Craft deserves a place on every writer's shelf.

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