David Mytton

Book Review (5/5) – Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story (Ursula K. Le Guin)

Published (updated: ) in Book Reviews.

Originally published on Goodreads.

Supported by great examples and clear tips, Le Guin provides the core foundations for fiction writing, plus a few hints for narrative non-fiction. The exercises are fun and relevant, and they make you think about the points you just read. My favourite tips were around creating memorable character names and how it’s always a good idea to throw away the first 3 pages of anything (3 paragraphs for shorter works). I look forward to trying these!