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Bird by bird : some instructions on writing and life / Anne Lamott.

Lamott, Anne, (author.).


"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, which 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.'" With this basic instruction always in mind, Anne Lamott returns to offer us a new gift: a step-by-step guide on how to write and on how to manage the writer's life.

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  • ISBN: 9780385480017
  • ISBN: 0385480016
  • Physical Description: xxxii, 222 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Second Anchor Books edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, 1994.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part 1. Writing. Getting started ; Short assignments ; Shitty first drafts ; Perfectionism ; School lunches ; Polaroids ; Character ; Plot ; Dialogue ; Set design ; False starts ; Plot treatment ; How do you know when you're done? -- Part 2. The writing frame of mind. Looking around ; The moral point of view ; Broccoli ; Radio Station KFKD ; Jealousy -- Part 3. Help along the way. Index cards ; Calling around ; Writing groups ; Someone to read your drafts ; Letters ; Writer's block -- Part 4. Publication and other reasons to write. Writing a present ; Finding your voice ; Giving ; Publication -- Part 5. The last class.
Subject: Authorship > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Art d'écrire > Guides, manuels, etc.
Genre: handbooks.
Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Guides et manuels.

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Homer Public Library 808.02 LAM (Text) 000174069 Nonfiction Checked out 07/24/2024

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