Letters to a Young Writer
Some Practical and Philosophical Advice
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ISBN10: 0399590803 ISBN13: 9780399590801 Publisher: Random House Inc Published: Apr 4 2017 Pages: 166 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
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.