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Title:
Steering the craft : a twenty-first century guide to sailing the sea of story
Author:
Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First Mariner Books edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Mariner Books, 2015.

©1998
Physical Description:
xvii, 141 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
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.
General Note:
"Modernized, new edition"--back cover.
Language:
English
Contents:
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 -- Exercises: Being gorgeous ; Am I Saramago ; Short and long ; Again and again and again ; Chastity ; The old woman ; Points of view ; Changing voices ; Telling it slant ; A terrible thing to do.
ISBN:
9780544611610
Format :
Book