Steering the craft : a twenty-first-century guide to sailing the sea of story / Ursula K. Le Guin.Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015Copyright date: 1998Edition: First Mariner Books edition ; modernized, new editionDescription: xvii, 141 pages ; 21 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0544611616; 9780544611610Subject(s): Authorship -- Problems, exercises, etc | Creative writing -- Problems, exercises, etc | Narration (Rhetoric) -- Problems, exercises, etcLOC classification: PN212 | .L44 2015
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Previous edition: 1998.
The sound of your writing -- Punctuation and grammar -- Sentence length and complex syntax -- Repetition -- Adjectives and adverbs -- Verbs: person and tense -- Point of view and voice -- Changing point of view -- Indirect narration, or what tells -- Crowding and leaping -- Appendix: the peer group workshop.
Presents advice on the basic elements of narrative prose, covering point of view, sentence length and complex syntax, indirect narration, grammar, punctuation, and the sound of writing.