Ursula K. Le Guin’s Writing Tips

I wrote a personal blog here about Ursula K. Le Guin on how her life inspired me and how her death made me sad but also energized.

Today I found some of her writing tips for novelists at Novel Now. To summarize:

  • Study every aspect of your craft, including punctuation
  • Vary the length of your sentences to create interest and rhythm
  • Be careful of tiring repetition
  • Take advice to ditch all adverbs lightly
  • Use writing exercises to master point of view
  • Don’t make plot your focus if it’s not crucial to your story
  • Join a writing group
  • Don’t buy into ‘show, don’t tell’ too absolutely

Be sure to read the whole article for her invaluable insight!

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