Monday, July 06, 2009

weekly writing coach: LeGuin exercises

Sometimes, writers want a guide they can turn to every week--or every day, for a short period--with exercises, ideas and inspiration that'll prod them into new skills and insights. I'm already fond of this one: Ursula LeGuin's Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew. Not unlike her own novels, this book reflects LeGuin's passions for structure as well as flights of fancy, with exercises on everything from writing "gorgeous" sounds to be spoken aloud alongside those on sentence length and syntax. Dip into this for smoother sailing in your own writing...

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

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