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

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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 Guin
Publisher: Mariner Books
Published: 09/01/2015
Pages: 160
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.30lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.50w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780544611610

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 04/01/2015 pg. 61
Kirkus Reviews 06/15/2015
Publishers Weekly 06/22/2015
Library Journal 07/01/2015 pg. 98
Library Journal 02/01/2016 pg. 39
Library Journal 04/01/2015

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.