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The Resource Bird by bird : some instructions on writing and life, Anne Lamott

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

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Bird by bird : some instructions on writing and life
Title
Bird by bird
Title remainder
some instructions on writing and life
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Anne Lamott
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eng
Summary
"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.'" 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. From "Getting Started", with "Short Assignments", through "Shitty First Drafts", "Character", "Plot", "Dialogue", all the way from "False Starts" to "How Do You Know When You're Done?" Lamott encourages, instructs, and inspires. She discusses "Writer's Block", "Writing Groups", and "Publication". Bracingly honest, she is also one of the funniest people alive. If you have ever wondered what it takes to be a writer, what it means to be a writer, what the contents of your school lunches said about what your parents were really like, this book's for you. From faith, love, and grace to pain, jealousy, and fear, Lamott insists that you keep your eyes open, and then shows you how to survive. And always, from the life of the artist she turns to the art of life
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no index present
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non fiction
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handbooks
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Bird by bird : some instructions on writing and life, Anne Lamott
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 239)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocm29791864
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxi, 239 pages
Isbn
9780679435204
Lccn
94005448
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Bird by bird : some instructions on writing and life, Anne Lamott
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 239)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm29791864
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxi, 239 pages
Isbn
9780679435204
Lccn
94005448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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