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

ISBN-10: 0933377460

ISBN-13: 9780933377462

Edition: 1999

Authors: Ursula K. Le Guin

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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Eighth Mountain Press
Publication date: 4/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 180
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Writer and activist Cory Doctorow was born in Toronto, Canada on July 17, 1971. In 1999 he co-founded a free software company called Opencola and served as Canadian Regional Director of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. For four years he worked as European Affairs Coordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and in 2007 won its Pioneer Award. His first novel, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, won a Locus Award for Best First Novel. His short story collection A Place So Foreign and Eight More won a Sunburst Award, and his bestselling novel Little Brother received the 2009 Prometheus Award, a Sunburst Award, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Doctorow also writes nonfiction books and articles, and he co-edits the blog Boing Boing.Arguably one of the canonical writers of American science fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin was born in Berkeley, Calif., in 1929, the daughter of Alfred L. and Theodora Kroeber. After earning an A.B. degree from Radcliffe College and an A.M. from Columbia University, Le Guin was awarded a Fulbright fellowship in 1953. The genre formerly classified as 'science fiction' has become divided into sub-genres, such as fantasy, realistic fiction, alternative history, and other categories. Le Guin resists classifying her own work in any one area, saying that some of it may be called 'science fiction', while other writings may be considered 'realist' and still others 'magical realism' (her term). Le Guin is one of the few writers whose works (which include poetry and short fiction) can be found in public libraries' collections for children, young adults, and adults. Le Guin's published works include a novel, A Wizard of Earthsea, that won an American Library Association Notable Book citation, a Horn Book Honor List citation, and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1979. She has been nominated several times for the Nebula Award and the Hugo Award--the highest honors in science fiction/fantasy writing--and has won both awards. Her Earthsea Trilogy is a mainstay of libraries' fantasy fiction collections. Le Guin married Charles Alfred Le Guin on December 22, 1953. They live in Portland, Ore.

Table of Examples
Introduction
The Sound of your Writing
Punctuation
Sentence Length and Complex Syntax
Repetition
Adjective and Adverb
Subject Pronoun and Verb
Point of View and Voice
Changing Point of View
Indirect Narration, or what Tells
Crowding and Leaping
The Peer Group Workshop
Forms of the Verb
Glossary
About the Author
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