A review by studiomikarts
Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice by Colum McCann

challenging hopeful informative inspiring reflective fast-paced


The writing was a little too artsy for me; I prefer to receive advice more directly. There were some chapters that I breezed through and got nothing from, because it was just a mess of words from which no meaning seemed to emerge. That's why I'm giving this book four stars instead of five. But it's still a solid four stars! Despite the annoying and bewildering passages, overall I found it motivating and inspiring, even comforting. I have over a dozen sticky notes and flags filling the book, summarizing some of the best advice and pointing to quotes I know I'll need to read again. And despite my complaints, the final chapter nearly moved me to tears with its powerful message! This is one I'll keep in my personal library and come around to again in the future.