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ISBN-10: 0544611616
ISBN-13: 9780544611610
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 09/01/2015
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.50" W, 0.50" H

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

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Overview

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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"A must-read for intermediate and advanced writers of fiction and memoir." –Library Journal, STARRED "A succinct, clear, and encouraging companion for aspiring writers." –Kirkus Reviews "It would be churlish to deny the benefits of this thoughtful, concise volume...In essence, Le Guin reveals the art of craft and the craft of art...this book is a star by which to set one's course." –Publishers Weekly, STARRED "There is no better spirit in all of American letters than that of Ursula Le Guin." – Slate "Le Guin is a writer of enormous intelligence and wit, a master storyteller with the humor and force of a Twain. She creates stories for everyone from New Yorker literati to the hardest audience, children. She remakes every genre she uses." – Boston Globe
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Details

ISBN-10: 0544611616
ISBN-13: 9780544611610
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 09/01/2015
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.50" W, 0.50" H
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