ERIC Number: ED454549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew.
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Based on a successful workshop, this book presents the basic elements of narrative and a series of exercises that offer a self-guided set of discussion topics and exercises for a writer, a small group of writers, or a class interested in the craft of narrative prose. Topics addressed in the book are: the sound of language; the narrative sentence and paragraph; rhythm and repetition; adjectives and adverbs; tense and person of the verb; voice and point of view; implicit narration; and crowding, leaping, focus, and control. Appendixes contain instructions for running a peer group workshop; a description of the forms of verbs; and a 22-item glossary. (RS)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Grammar, Group Discussion, Higher Education, Language Usage, Narration, Verbs, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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