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Letters to a Young Writer – Some Practical and Philosophical Advice for Newcomers to the Trade

By Kai-Arne Zimny

“Nobody can advise you and help you, nobody.”

This is how writ­ing instruc­tor, nov­el­ist, and screen­writer Colum McCann starts his Let­ters to a Young Writer (2017). But if no one can help you write, why both­er read­ing a book that has “writer” and “advice” in its title? Well, let’s read a few let­ters and find out.

Pho­to Cred­it: Kai-Arne Zimny

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