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 - Kelly - Goodreads
This is one of those books that I'll always love, even if it is only for sentimental reasons. Shitty first drafts, people - that advice is gold. And it's hard to take, and it's hard to get over but ... Read full review
Review: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and LifeUser Review - Joe Hulsey - Goodreads
This is a very insightful, very introspective book. I didn't read it with thoughts of becoming a writer, but now I might. I did come away with a lot of great ideas and warm feelings. I loved it and I love how it made me think. Read full review
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