Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (Google eBook)
"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and LifeUser Review - LC Rooney - Goodreads
This book is on my permanent book shelf. I can not imagine a time when I wouldn't be tempted to take it down and re-read some chapter or two - or all of it! - again. Anne Lamott is a kindred soul to ... Read full review
Review: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and LifeUser Review - Stephanie Schultz - Goodreads
A very personal-essay-esque take on the craft of writing. Lamott is humorous in her teachings which lightens the mood, but I prefer things that are example-based. As in, here is the name and definition of this type of poem; and here is a poem of that type. Read full review
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