5 Things Every Fantasy Writer Can Learn from Earthsea

We're looking back at some of the lessons to be learned from Ursula K. Le Guin's brilliant Earthsea series.

Earthsea

1. A Magic System That Brings the Rest of the World to Life

Wizard of Earthsea

2. Geography That Encourages Imagination

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3. Characters that evolve dramatically throughout the series 

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4. Economic prose 

5. Don't feel compelled to define your stories by tragedy

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  • Ursula K. Le Guin and Harlan Ellison at Westercon, Portland, Oregon, 1984.

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Read the rest of Ursula K. Le Guin's incredible series!