Style Training With Ursula K.Leguin

I am currently reading Steering the Craft, A 21st-Century guide to sailing the sea of Story by the incredible Ursula K. Leguin. This book contains a few writing exercises to do in order to better one’s writing style and narrative skills.
From now on, I will be posting the text I write using these specific exercises. I may do the same ones more than once due to the obvious fact that: practice makes perfect and doing something once does not guarantee it will stick with you.
I hope it will prove interesting for some. As style exercises are a great way to see a writer improve step by step. And, I highly hope it will be my case using this book. The book in itself is awesome, the author of it speaks for itself. Ursula K.Leguin is quite simply an amazing writer.

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  1. Just make sure you won’t make it a 10,000 word story, seeing that you’re making several drafts of it. Those who’re interested in reading each version may not find it amusing to read such a long (short) story, let’s say, four times. But anyway, count me in. I’m curious to see the difference as I haven’t read books that teach you narration skills.

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  2. I haven’t heard of this before. I guess that’s sad — I love LeGuin and I really loved “On Writing” by King. If you’ve read that, could you compare the two? Anyway, thanks!

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  3. Oh it won’t be long. It will depend on the rules set by Ursula herself. Although, she indicates pretty early on that it should not be something written in more than 30 minutes. 🙂

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