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

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
Title
Letters to a young writer
Title remainder
some practical and philosophical advice
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Colum McCann
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Language
eng
Summary
"A paean to the power of language, both by argument and by example, [this book] 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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Title
Letters to a young writer
Creator
Summary
A best-selling author and lecturer of creative writing at Hunter College in New York City presents a collection of essays featuring advice to writers just beginning to practice their craft
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Genre
Tone
Writing style
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10558713
Cataloging source
FMG
Dewey number
808.02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN187
LC item number
.M36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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some practical and philosophical advice
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some practical and philosophical advice
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Colum McCann
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, Colum McCann
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 (in your fiction anyway) -- 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 -- 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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Dimensions
20 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 166 pages
Isbn
9780399590801
Lccn
2016055256
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • ocn979542689
  • (OCoLC)979542689

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