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

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HarperCollins, 1. sep. 2015 - 160 síđur
From the celebrated Ursula K. Le Guin, "a writer of enormous intelligence and wit, a master storyteller" (Boston Globe), the revised and updated edition of her classic guide to the essentials of a writer's craft.

Completely revised and rewritten to address modern challenges and opportunities, 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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1 The Sound of Your Writing
1
2 Punctuation and Grammar
11
3 Sentence Length and Complex Syntax
20
4 Repetition
36
5 Adjectives and Adverbs
43
Person and Tense
47
7 Point of View and Voice
61
8 Changing Point of View
87
9 Indirect Narration or What Tells
94
10 Crowding and Leaping
117
Back Matter
127
Back Cover
143
Spine
144
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Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (1929-2018) was a celebrated author whose body of work includes 23 novels, 12 volumes of short stories, 11 volumes of poetry, 13 children’s books, five essay collections, and four works of translation. The breadth and imagination of her work earned her six Nebula Awards, seven Hugo Awards, and SFWA’s Grand Master, along with the PEN/Malamud and many other awards. In 2014 she was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2016 joined the short list of authors to be published in their lifetimes by the Library of America.

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