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User Review  - datrappert - LibraryThing

Picked this up at a book fair although I have never read any of Lamott's other work. It is a very down to earth realistic book about writing for people who want to write about down to earth realistic ... Read full review

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User Review  - knotbox - LibraryThing

Glad I finally picked this book up off my shelf! The first part on writing tasks, or assignments, or just getting the words onto paper at last, wasn’t terribly mind-blowing. In fact the reason I ... Read full review

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Bird by Bird is an excellent example of a "writers guide" being both practical and entertaining, teaching me new tactics and as well as affirming several I've already learned. I would recommenced this to anyone who wants to tell a tale. Even my writing instructor uses this as a teaching aid!

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The core lesson here is that if you're going to attempt something creative, you need to give yourself permission to make a "sh!##y first draft," and then improve that. This was very helpful to me. Much more useful than The Artist's Way. Little Bets carries this idea even further.

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User Review  - MelissaLenhardt - LibraryThing

Some genuinely good advice once you wade through the neuroses. But wildly overrated as a writing book IMO. Read full review

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User Review  - Jewel.Barnett - LibraryThing

Amazing to read over and over. Read full review

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User Review  - RossWhippo - LibraryThing

If you've ever wanted to write, but found that all the biggest obstacles were within yourself, this book is for you. Read full review

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User Review  - harrietbrown - LibraryThing

Great book about the art of writing and getting it done. Read full review

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