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

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

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

Title:Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780933377462
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    Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew Reviews

  • Eveningstar2

    I'm pretty skeptical of books on writing, if only because everyone seems to have written one. And so many of them come at you with flashy promises: "Sell Your Novel In Thirty Days!"Prior to having rea...

  • Spencer Orey

    This is a deceptively simple writing book. On first read, I thought it was too simple for where I was at as a writer. I wanted direct instructions about how to get the opening of a novel right and how...

  • Suzanne

    This was one of the first books I bought for myself when I decided to pursue fiction writing. It's also the only book from those early days that survived the recent culling of my writing book collecti...

  • Sarah

    Why don't I have a review here? Hmm. A review: I did every exercise in this book. I am a better writer for it. The end....

  • Fran

    This is a book about writing. It collects some of the exercises LeGuin used as a creative writing instructor. It also presents examples of how each of the mentioned elements work in a narrative.I writ...

  • Margaret

    Most creative writing exercise books I've read collect idea exercises; Steering the Craft, as the name suggests, collects craft exercises. This is preferable to me as my best writing ideas come from w...

  • Rebecca Renner

    This is low-level nuts and bolts stuff. I think it might be useful for teaching high schoolers, but I teach more high brow stuff in my class, so who knows. ...

  • Jeanne

    Ursula Le Guin said in her introduction to Steering the Craft: A Twenty-first-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story that it "is not a book for beginners. It’s meant for people who have already w...

  • melydia

    The structure of this book is quite simple but surprisingly useful. Each chapter covers a certain aspect of writing (point of view, description, dialogue, etc.), beginning with a brief overview, givin...

  • Nicky

    This book focuses more on style and playing with language than actually talking about plot. Each section contains some explanation about whatever point she's trying to make, some examples which she th...