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Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice

Authors: McCann, Colum
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: LAN005000, LAN028000, EDU029080
ISBN: 9780399590818, Related ISBNs: 0399590803, 0399590811, 1524781509, 1524781517, 1524781525
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 192,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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.

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