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Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew

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With her sharp mind and wit, one of the great writers of the 20th century offers an exhilarating workout for prose writers at all stages of development. "Steering the Craft" is only concerned with the "basic elements of narrative: how a story is told, what moves and what clogs it, right down to the level of the elements of language". Examples are drawn from such great and diverse writers as Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, Jane Austen, and Charles Dickens.

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Ursula K. Le Guin generously shares the accumulated wisdom of a lifetime's work.

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An exhilarating workout for writers of narrative fiction or nonfiction. With her sharp mind and wit and a delightful sense of playfulness, Le Guin has turned a successful workshop into a self-guided voyage of discovery for a writer working alone or for a writing group or class.

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Lisa from Florida, December 7, 2011 (view all comments by Lisa from Florida)
This is an important volume for any one with desires to write or tell stories better as well as for a reader wanting to gain more from favorite authors. Knowing the tools of crafting a story is not the same as putting those tools to good use. Le Guin offers clarity on these tools as well as strength training practice! A slim volume that packs a whole writerly gym into a mere 172 pages! Students of writing, writers, and storytellers will gain valuable insight from Steering the Craft by Ursula Le Guin. In case you are not familiar with Le Guin, she is more than accomplished in the field of writing and accolades: more than 16 novels, 5 volumes of poetry, eight collections of stories, 10 children's books, 2 collections of essays, and 2 volumes of translation~ all since 1966. Awards: National Book Award, multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, the Kafka, Pushcart Awards and the Howard Vursell Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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Lisa from Florida, December 7, 2011 (view all comments by Lisa from Florida)
This is an important volume for any one with desires to write or tell stories better as well as for a reader wanting to gain more from favorite authors. Knowing the tools of crafting a story is not the same as putting those tools to good use. Le Guin offers clarity on these tools as well as strength training practice! A slim volume that packs a whole writerly gym into a mere 172 pages! Students of writing, writers, and storytellers will gain valuable insight from Steering the Craft by Ursula Le Guin. In case you are not familiar with Le Guin, she is more than accomplished in the field of writing and accolades: more than 16 novels, 5 volumes of poetry, eight collections of stories, 10 children's books, 2 collections of essays, and 2 volumes of translation~ all since 1966. Awards: National Book Award, multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, the Kafka, Pushcart Awards and the Howard Vursell Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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hobartcat, January 2, 2011 (view all comments by hobartcat)
Excellent resource for the creative writer. Essential for the Portland Writer!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780933377462
Subtitle:
Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew
Author:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Author:
Guin, Ursula K. Le
Author:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Publisher:
The Eighth Mountain Press
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Creative writing
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Genre Fiction
Subject:
Creative writing -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Subject:
Authorship -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19980401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 in 8 oz

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