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Letters to a Young Writer
- Some Practical and Philosophical Advice
- By: Colum McCann
- Narrated by: Colum McCann
- Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
Intriguing and inspirational, this book is a call to look outward rather than inward. McCann asks his listeners 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.
Enjoyable comments on being a writer
- By eclectic reader on 05-23-17
Along with great writing advice, this book is therapy for the writer's soul. I absolutely loved it.