Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
"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 - Lane Pybas - Goodreads
This is one of those books about writing where the writer's personality and little eccentricities overshadow the actual writing advice, which in Bird by Bird mostly consists of 'just spit it out ... Read full review
Review: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and LifeUser Review - Laura - Goodreads
Wow! What a great book for any aspiring writer. I loved it. Anne Lamott not only provides some practical advice on the writing process (write every day, allow your first drafts to be awful, etc.) but ... Read full review
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