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.Author:
Ursula K. Le GuinPublisher:
8.20h x 5.50w x 0.50dISBN:
9780544611610Review Citation(s): Library Journal Prepub Alert
04/01/2015 pg. 61Kirkus Reviews
07/01/2015 pg. 98Library Journal
02/01/2016 pg. 39Library Journal
About the Author
Over the course of her career, URSULA K. LE GUIN has published more than sixty books of fiction, fantasy, children's literature, poetry, drama, criticism, and translation. She is the winner of many awards, including the PEN/Malamud Award and the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.