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Colum McCann’s new book offers advice to young writers

Clip: 04/04/2017 | 5m 56s

It's the sort of thing that Colum McCann says he would have liked to have had when he was younger. In his new book "Letters To A Young Writer," McCann says he writes advice about plot and characterization, as well as empathy and not locking yourself away from the world. The National Book Award winner sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss the teaching of writing and more.

Aired: 04/04/17

Rating: NR

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