Sunday, January 23, 2005


Sunday January 23rd

A post at Grumpy Old Bookman about Ursula K. Le Guin: Steering the Craft on Tuesday, January 18, 2005, caught my eye partly because she makes her home in Oregon, and partly because I like to read about writing written by writers.
So far so good. The book was recommended to me by an established writer who told me that it contains the most lucid explanation of the use of point of view in fiction that he had ever come across. And indeed chapters seven and eight do cover point of view rather well. I have to say, however, that I prefer my own explanation of this subject, which I published in this blog in five parts from 4 to 10 November 2004 (see archives). But other readers may find Ms Le Guin's explanation preferable. It's all a matter of taste. Either way, the use of viewpoint is something that a writer has to master, and it sure ain't simple.
I haven't read either yet, but I have just read the five parts, because I am interested in establishing a point of view I am interested in the "voice" for this blog, not to be confused with point of view.
Mover Mike

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