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

Letters to a young writer : some practical and philosophical advice, Colum McCann, (electronic resource)

Label
Letters to a young writer : some practical and philosophical advice
Title
Letters to a young writer
Title remainder
some practical and philosophical advice
Statement of responsibility
Colum McCann
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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
  • "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"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCann, Colum
Dewey number
808.02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN187
LC item number
.M36 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authorship
  • Authorship
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • REFERENCE
  • SELF-HELP
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Authorship
  • Authorship
  • Creative writing
Label
Letters to a young writer : some practical and philosophical advice, Colum McCann, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Terror of the White Page
  • Be Exhausted When You Finish
  • 153
  • Your Last Line
  • 155
  • Letter to a Young Writer, Redux
  • 158
  • 14
  • No Ideas Without Music
  • 18
  • A Hero of Consciousness
  • 21
  • Out From the Dust: Creating Characters
  • 24
  • Shaping the Truth
  • 30
  • Letter to a Young Writer
  • Carry a Notebook
  • 35
  • Be a Camera
  • 37
  • Fuhgeddaboudit: Writing Dialogue
  • 40
  • Read Aloud
  • 44
  • Who What Where When How and Why
  • 47
  • 3
  • Seeking Structure
  • 52
  • What Matters: Language and Plot
  • 59
  • Punctuation: It's Not Just a Throwaway Thing (Comma)
  • 62
  • Research: Google Isn't Deep Enough
  • 66
  • No Rust on Your Sentences Please
  • 70
  • There Are No Rules
  • Habit of Hoping
  • 73
  • There Are No Literary Olympics
  • 74
  • How Old Is The Young Writer?
  • 78
  • Don't Be a Dick
  • 81
  • Then Again, Don't Be Too Nice (In Your Fiction Anyway)
  • 85
  • 6
  • Fail, Fail, Fail
  • 87
  • Read, Read, Read
  • 89
  • Rejoyce
  • 95
  • Writing Is Entertainment
  • 96
  • Take a Break
  • 98
  • Your First Line
  • Who's Your Ideal Reader?
  • 99
  • How to Get An Agent
  • 101
  • What If I Don't Get An Agent?
  • 105
  • Finding the Right Editor
  • 108
  • Bringing (Your Own) Fresh Eyes to Your Stories
  • 110
  • 8
  • Throw It All Away
  • 112
  • Allow the Reader's Intelligence
  • 115
  • Success
  • 117
  • If You're Done, You've Only Just Begun
  • 118
  • Blurbs (Or the Art of Literary Porn)
  • 122
  • Don't Write What You Know
  • A Secret Hearing
  • 127
  • Where Should I Write?
  • 129
  • To MFA or Not to MFA?
  • 133
  • Should I Read While I'm Writing?
  • 137
  • Smash That Mirror
  • 140
  • 11
  • Dark Dogs of the Mind
  • 143
  • Write Yourself a Credo
  • 145
  • Bus Theory
  • 147
  • Why Tell Stories?
  • 149
  • Embrace the Critics
  • 151
Control code
ocn981760081
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (166 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780399590818
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
FAC8A92D-5E77-4204-8A99-6D9AE0E3CB94
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o981760081
  • (OCoLC)981760081
Label
Letters to a young writer : some practical and philosophical advice, Colum McCann, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Terror of the White Page
  • Be Exhausted When You Finish
  • 153
  • Your Last Line
  • 155
  • Letter to a Young Writer, Redux
  • 158
  • 14
  • No Ideas Without Music
  • 18
  • A Hero of Consciousness
  • 21
  • Out From the Dust: Creating Characters
  • 24
  • Shaping the Truth
  • 30
  • Letter to a Young Writer
  • Carry a Notebook
  • 35
  • Be a Camera
  • 37
  • Fuhgeddaboudit: Writing Dialogue
  • 40
  • Read Aloud
  • 44
  • Who What Where When How and Why
  • 47
  • 3
  • Seeking Structure
  • 52
  • What Matters: Language and Plot
  • 59
  • Punctuation: It's Not Just a Throwaway Thing (Comma)
  • 62
  • Research: Google Isn't Deep Enough
  • 66
  • No Rust on Your Sentences Please
  • 70
  • There Are No Rules
  • Habit of Hoping
  • 73
  • There Are No Literary Olympics
  • 74
  • How Old Is The Young Writer?
  • 78
  • Don't Be a Dick
  • 81
  • Then Again, Don't Be Too Nice (In Your Fiction Anyway)
  • 85
  • 6
  • Fail, Fail, Fail
  • 87
  • Read, Read, Read
  • 89
  • Rejoyce
  • 95
  • Writing Is Entertainment
  • 96
  • Take a Break
  • 98
  • Your First Line
  • Who's Your Ideal Reader?
  • 99
  • How to Get An Agent
  • 101
  • What If I Don't Get An Agent?
  • 105
  • Finding the Right Editor
  • 108
  • Bringing (Your Own) Fresh Eyes to Your Stories
  • 110
  • 8
  • Throw It All Away
  • 112
  • Allow the Reader's Intelligence
  • 115
  • Success
  • 117
  • If You're Done, You've Only Just Begun
  • 118
  • Blurbs (Or the Art of Literary Porn)
  • 122
  • Don't Write What You Know
  • A Secret Hearing
  • 127
  • Where Should I Write?
  • 129
  • To MFA or Not to MFA?
  • 133
  • Should I Read While I'm Writing?
  • 137
  • Smash That Mirror
  • 140
  • 11
  • Dark Dogs of the Mind
  • 143
  • Write Yourself a Credo
  • 145
  • Bus Theory
  • 147
  • Why Tell Stories?
  • 149
  • Embrace the Critics
  • 151
Control code
ocn981760081
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (166 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399590818
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
FAC8A92D-5E77-4204-8A99-6D9AE0E3CB94
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o981760081
  • (OCoLC)981760081

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