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Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice

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From the bestselling author of the National Book Award winner Let the Great World Spin comes a lesson in how to be a writer—and so much more than that.

Intriguing and inspirational, this book is a call to look outward rather than inward. McCann asks his readers to constantly push the boundaries of experience, to see empathy and wonder in the stories we craft and hear.

A paean to the power of language, both by argument and by example, Letters to a Young Writer is fierce and honest in its testament to the bruises delivered by writing as both a profession and a calling. It charges aspiring writers to learn the rules and even break them.

These fifty-two essays are ultimately a profound challenge to a new generation to bring truth and light to a dark world through their art.

Title:Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice
ISBN:1443453161
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:272 pages
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  • Kristin (KC)
    Apr 06, 2017

    *5 star advice, folks!*Letters to a Young Writer is a quick read with brief, bold chapters and a voice so upbeat you can just about dance to it. It offers a multitude of helpful suggestions and persua...

  • Larry H
    Apr 20, 2017

    I love following friends on Goodreads who have similar tastes in books to mine. It's always fascinating to see different people's perspectives on books you've read, to see if they love the same ones y...

  • Debbie
    Apr 02, 2017

    Five zillion stars!Dear Mr. McCann,Could you adopt me? I know that's an unusual request coming from a 60-something woman, but I just had to ask. I know you have a family, but I won’t be noisy and in...

  • Esil
    Apr 02, 2017

    Why would someone like me -- a middle aged non writer with no aspirations to become a writer -- read and love Calum McCann's Letters to a Young Writer:-Because when the publisher sent me an advance co...

  • Angela M
    Apr 06, 2017

    5 stars is just not enough. I am not a writer but, I did not hesitate in the least to accept a digital review copy of this book when it was offered. If I were asked to name my favorite contemporary wr...

  • Joe Valdez
    Apr 16, 2017

    It's on a blue moon I read non-fiction and even rarer that I'll pick up a writing or publishing how-to manual or self-help book. I'm trying to read a novel per week and not fall down the rabbit hole o...

  • Diane S ?
    Apr 03, 2017

    Not a writer, nor do I have plans of becoming one, but this is McCann, the author who has never let me down. Would read anything he wrote. Thought to pick up some insights on his writing and I feel as...

  • Iris P
    Apr 03, 2017

    Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice"Why do we tell stories? Why do we have a deep need to tell one another that which is real and invented both? Why do we need to lean a...

  • Diane
    May 28, 2017

    What a marvelous book of writing advice!Colum McCann is a celebrated novelist who also teaches creative writing at Hunter College in New York. In this delightful and impassioned book, he composed a se...

  • Lynne
    Mar 13, 2017

    Outstanding advice for those who want to write, and for current writers who want to fine tune their writing. I've read a few books who would have benefited greatly from the advice in Theis book. Thank...