Sometimes We Find Business Books in Unusual Places
Ursula K. Le Guin.
I found out about this author from a movie – The Jane Austen Book Club. One of the characters talks about Le Guin’s science fiction stories.
Then one day whilst at the library I discovered a picture book she wrote for children (Tom Mouse). That’s one remarkable book. Whether you have kids or not. But that’s a story for another time.
Next I came upon Catwings, one of her small chapter books for children. This story was dear and unusual and inventive. And really not like any of the other children’s books I’d read (kid lit is one of my hobbies). Plus a non-so-subtle feminist message which I found unusual.
At this point, I was getting really interested. The sheer variety of her writing had piqued my interest.
From SciFi to Children’s Lit to a Business Book
I started following the hashtag #ursulakleguin on Instagram.
And that is when I found the book I recommend to all creators of text content: Steering the Craft, a 21st Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story. Someone posted about the book on Instagram. I ordered it the same day. I didn’t even check it out from the library first.
I believe this book is a MUST for any creator of written content. Whether you are an author writing books, an expert in your field writing articles, a marketer, communicator, a blogger or writing for social media.
This is a book for anyone who writes.
- It will help you hone your craft.
- It will help you become a master of the most fundamental components of narrative.
- It will help you fine-tune your writing skills and your ability to tell a story.
I have a lot of books about writing on my book shelf. If I could only have one it would be this book.
It is a workbook and contains exercises you can complete alone or in a group.
I promise it will help your writing.
And my recommendation is completely objective … I’ve got no affiliate relationship tied to this post and I won’t make a dime from whoever you decide to buy it from. Just go get a copy of the book today. The best place is to visit the book’s page on Ursula K. Le Guin’s website. There you will find the places she recommends you purchase your copy.
And, like everything she ever wrote, this book is utterly unique among books that help you become a better writer.
There really is nothing else like an Ursula K. Le Guin book.
If you are a reader and have not yet read her books, then I hope I’ve given you a treasure trove of enjoyment. Because she was prolific and wrote in so many different genres.
If you are a creator of written content … include this book in your study as you develop your craft. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it … drop me a line and let me know.