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Navigating the Ocean of Story (2)

Ursula K. Le Guin

by Ursula K. Le Guin THREE NEW QUESTIONS Adina: I read your work over and over in sheer fascination at the lyricism you manage to put into everything, the descriptions, seemingly simple lines, characterizations. When I look at my own writing, … Continue reading

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Navigating the Ocean of Story (2)

Ursula K. Le Guin

by Ursula K. Le Guin Questions With Answers: Session 2, Round 1 Alex: You’ve spoken about rhythm in prose, including some rhythmic analysis of your favourite work. When you review and edit your work, how do you tend to check … Continue reading

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Navigating the Ocean of Story (2)

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by Ursula K. Le Guin Depending on the Criticism of Strangers I left this this interchange last fall with an open question about inviting unfiltered internet comments on your writing: Do you consider it a good idea to offer your … Continue reading

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Navigating the Ocean of Story, Session 1, Part 5

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Navigating the Ocean of Story Session 1, Part 5 By Ursula K. Le Guin Alper: A lot of times, when I am writing or thinking a story, a scene just pops up. The scene seems powerful, touching, or somehow important, … Continue reading

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Navigating the Ocean of Story, Session 1 Part 4

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Navigating the Ocean of Story By Ursula K. Le Guin Session 1, Part 4   Hannah: I started writing my only, unpublished, novel after retiring in 2006… I have 3 protagonists, one of whom, Norman, I started not liking, then … Continue reading

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Last Chance for Writing Advice From Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin

It’s your last chance — for now — to submit a question to Ursula K. Le Guin for her blog series Navigating the Ocean of Story. She will be posting responses to writing questions on September 21 and October 5, … Continue reading

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Want Writing Advice From Ursula K. Le Guin?

If you’ve got a question about writing for Ursula K. Le Guin’s blog series, Navigating the Ocean of Story, submit it here. She will be posting her responses on September 21 and October 5. After that, she’s going to take … Continue reading

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Navigating the Ocean of Story: Session 1, Part 3

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Navigating the Ocean of Story By Ursula K. Le Guin Session One, continued: Part Three Selected from questions 80-97. Jordan: The characters I create, while full of intrigue in my original mental conception of them, lose their life as their … Continue reading

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Navigating the Ocean of Story: Session 1, Continued

Ursula K. Le Guin

Selected from questions 51-97. They aren’t in order as they came in, because I am grouping questions with a common or similar subject together. Roccie: My question concerns the backstory. I find one of the hardest things to do is … Continue reading

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Have Writing Questions for Ursula K. Le Guin?

Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin is now collecting more questions about writing for her blog series, Navigating the Ocean of Story. If you want to submit a question, use this form. Get your questions in soon. Session 1 of this series, … Continue reading

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