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Letters to a young writer : some practical and philosophical advice, Colum McCann

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Letters to a young writer : some practical and philosophical advice
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Letters to a young writer
Title remainder
some practical and philosophical advice
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Colum McCann
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eng
Summary
"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. Praise for the fiction of Colum McCann Let the Great World Spin Winner of the National Book Award "One of the most electric, profound novels I have read in years."--Jonathan Mahler, The New York Times Book Review "There's so much passion and humor and pure life force on every page that you'll find yourself giddy, dizzy, overwhelmed."--Dave Eggers TransAtlantic Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award "Reminiscent of the finest work of Michael Ondaatje and Michael Cunningham."--O: The Oprah Magazine "Another sweeping, beautifully constructed tapestry of life. Reading McCann is a rare joy."--The Seattle Times Thirteen Ways of Looking A New York Times Notable Book of the Year "The irreducible mystery of human experience ties this small collection together, and in each of these stories McCann explores that theme in strikingly effective ways."--The Washington Post "Extraordinary. incandescent."--Chicago Tribune"--
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1965-
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McCann, Colum
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no index present
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non fiction
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Letters to a young writer : some practical and philosophical advice, Colum McCann
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Unsayable Ecstasies -- Letter to a Young Writer --There Are No Rules -- Your First Line -- Don't Write What You Know -- The Terror of the White Page -- No Ideas Without Music -- A Hero of Consciousness -- Out from the Dust: Creating Characters -- Shaping the Truth -- Carry a Notebook -- Be a Camera -- Fuhgheddaboudit: Writing Dialogue -- Read Aloud -- Who What Where When How and Why -- Seeking Structure -- What Matters: Language and Plot -- Punctuation: It's Not Just a Throwaway Thing (Comma) -- Research: Google Isn't Deep Enough -- No Rust on Your Sentences Please -- The Habit of Hoping -- There are No Literary Olympics -- How Old is the Young Writer? -- Don't Be a Dick -- Then Again, Don't Be Too Nice -- Fail, Fail, Fail -- Read, Read, Read -- Rejoyce -- Writing is Entertainment -- Take a Break -- Who's Your Ideal Reader? -- How to Get an Agent -- What if I Don't Get an Agent? -- Finding the Right Editor -- Bringing (Your Own) Fresh Eyes to Your Stories -- Throw It All Away -- Allow the Reader's Intelligence -- Success -- If You're Done, You've Only Just Begun -- Blurbs (or the Art of Literary Porn) -- A Secret Hearing -- Where Should I Write? -- To MFA or Not to MFA? -- Should I Read While I'm Writing? -- Smash that Mirror -- The Dark Dogs of the Mind -- Write Yourself a Credo -- The Bus Theory -- Why Tell Stories -- Embrace the Critics -- Be Exhausted When You Finish -- Your Last Line -- Letter to a Young Writer, Redux
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ocn979542689
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xix, 166 pages
Isbn
9780399590801
Lccn
2016055256
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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illustrations
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  • BK0019482969
  • (OCoLC)979542689
Label
Letters to a young writer : some practical and philosophical advice, Colum McCann
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Unsayable Ecstasies -- Letter to a Young Writer --There Are No Rules -- Your First Line -- Don't Write What You Know -- The Terror of the White Page -- No Ideas Without Music -- A Hero of Consciousness -- Out from the Dust: Creating Characters -- Shaping the Truth -- Carry a Notebook -- Be a Camera -- Fuhgheddaboudit: Writing Dialogue -- Read Aloud -- Who What Where When How and Why -- Seeking Structure -- What Matters: Language and Plot -- Punctuation: It's Not Just a Throwaway Thing (Comma) -- Research: Google Isn't Deep Enough -- No Rust on Your Sentences Please -- The Habit of Hoping -- There are No Literary Olympics -- How Old is the Young Writer? -- Don't Be a Dick -- Then Again, Don't Be Too Nice -- Fail, Fail, Fail -- Read, Read, Read -- Rejoyce -- Writing is Entertainment -- Take a Break -- Who's Your Ideal Reader? -- How to Get an Agent -- What if I Don't Get an Agent? -- Finding the Right Editor -- Bringing (Your Own) Fresh Eyes to Your Stories -- Throw It All Away -- Allow the Reader's Intelligence -- Success -- If You're Done, You've Only Just Begun -- Blurbs (or the Art of Literary Porn) -- A Secret Hearing -- Where Should I Write? -- To MFA or Not to MFA? -- Should I Read While I'm Writing? -- Smash that Mirror -- The Dark Dogs of the Mind -- Write Yourself a Credo -- The Bus Theory -- Why Tell Stories -- Embrace the Critics -- Be Exhausted When You Finish -- Your Last Line -- Letter to a Young Writer, Redux
Control code
ocn979542689
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xix, 166 pages
Isbn
9780399590801
Lccn
2016055256
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0019482969
  • (OCoLC)979542689

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