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

September 1, 2019 - Comment

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

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.

Product Features

  • Mariner Books

Comments

Anonymous says:

Sailing the Sea of Story with an Expert Navigator “Craft enables art” Ursula K. Le Guinn tells us in the introduction to her ‘Steering the Craft: A 21st-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story’. “There’s luck in art. And there’s the gift. You can’t earn that. But you can learn skill … You can learn to deserve your gift.”Overflowing with valuable insight and inspiration, ‘Steering the Craft’ is among the best single-volume works on writing I’ve ever read—and I’ve read a lot of them over the decades, positively devouring anything…

Anonymous says:

Le Guin is a great writer and there’s much to admire about this book Le Guin is a great writer and there’s much to admire about this book, but it’s too much like a textbook for my liking. I want to be inspired, prodded, pushed to do my best writing, but I don’t want to feel as if I’m back in the classroom. I don’t like exercises and so much of this book centers on them, but I gave it four stars because there is enough good stuff in there to make it well worth reading.

Anonymous says:

Helpful reminders of good writing, illustrated with short examples by a flock … Helpful reminders of good writing, illustrated with short examples by a flock of other writers, capped by mentions of still further exemplar works; plus exercises for the writers group (face-to-face or Internet) or solo writer.

Comments are disabled for this post.

The owner of this website is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com.