Letters to a young writer : some practical and philosophical advice
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New York : Random House, [2017].
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Book
Edition
First edition.
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xix, 166 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
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Main Library - Adult  1 available
808.02 McC
Oliver La Farge - Adult  1 available
808.02 McC
Southside - Adult  1 available
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Language
English
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9780399590801, 0399590803

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"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."--Jacket.
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"Drawing on the lessons learned throughout a distinguished writing career and nearly 20 years as a teacher of creative writing, McCann delivers a collection of essays that combines practical advice, creative inspiration, and a profound call to arms for a new generation of writers to bring truth and light to a dark world through their art. Addressing subjects such as "The Terror of the White Page," "Embrace the Critics," and "If You're Done, You've Just Begun," this collection is a testament to the bruises of writing as profession and as calling, and a paean to the power of language"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation (style guide)

McCann, C. (2017). Letters to a young writer: some practical and philosophical advice (First edition.). Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

McCann, Colum, 1965-. 2017. Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice. New York: Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

McCann, Colum, 1965-. Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice New York: Random House, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

McCann, Colum. Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice First edition., Random House, 2017.

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