Bird by Bird

Bird by Bird

A step-by-step guide to writing and managing the writer's life covers each portion of a written project, addresses such concerns as writer's block and getting published, and offers awareness and survival tips. Reprint. Tour.

Author: Anne Lamott

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385480017

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

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A step-by-step guide to writing and managing the writer's life covers each portion of a written project, addresses such concerns as writer's block and getting published, and offers awareness and survival tips. Reprint. Tour.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Bird by Bird

Bird by Bird

Some Instructions on Writing and Life Anne Lamott. Bird, Bird So me I n s t r u c t i on s on Wr it in g a n d Life A n n e L a m o t t (i) ANCHOR BOOKS A DIVISION OF RANDOM HOUSE, INC. NEW YORK FIRST ANCHOR Books EDITION, October 1995 ...

Author: Anne Lamott

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307424983

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author: An essential volume for generations of writers young and old. The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this modern classic will continue to spark creative minds for years to come. For a quarter century, more than a million readers—scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities—have been inspired by Anne Lamott’s hilarious, big-hearted, homespun advice. Advice that begins with the simple words of wisdom passed down from Anne’s father—also a writer—in the iconic passage that gives the book its title: “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.’”
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Good stuff for your heart mind a book of quotes second edition

Good stuff for your heart   mind   a book of quotes  second edition

Anne Lamott (Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life) Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere. -- Anne Lamott (Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life) When God is ...

Author: Rick Reed, PhD

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365427411

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Life s Little Detours

Life s Little Detours

I first discovered her by reading Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. Most writers have read it. It's become a classic. The title came from the day her brother, who was ten at the time, was struggling to write a report ...

Author: Regina Brett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409122234

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

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Already an internet phenomenon, and destined to be the 'little book that could...' this collection of light-hearted yet landmark insights will make you see the possibilities in your life in a whole new way. 'You can get through anything life hands you if you stay put in the day you are in and don't jump ahead.' When Regina Brett turned fifty, she wrote a column on the fifty lessons life had taught her. She reflected on everything she had learned through becoming a single parent, looking for love in the wrong places, battling cancer and making peace with a difficult childhood. Here, in the tradition of THE LAST LECTURE, TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, SIMPLE ABUNDANCE and DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF, Regina takes her fifty lessons and explores them in short essays that are deeply personal. From 'Don't take yourself too seriously - nobody else does' to 'Life isn't tied up with a bow, but it's still a gift', her warm and wise words will strike a chord with anyone who needs a little help to get back on track and feel good about life.
Categories: Self-Help

Encyclopedia of Women s Autobiography K Z

Encyclopedia of Women s Autobiography  K Z

"Anne Lamott: Taking It Bird by Bird." Writer's Digest 76, no. 6 (June 1996): 30-34; Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (New York: Anchor, 1994); Lamott, Anne. Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's ...

Author: Victoria Boynton

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313327391

Category: Autobiography

Page: 625

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Contains nearly two hundred alphabetically arranged entries that provide information on women's autobiography, covering selected authors from throughout history, major works, nationalities or ethnicities, and related issues, themes, and terms.
Categories: Autobiography

Gratitude and Grace

Gratitude and Grace

In Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Anne Lamott states, “There is ecstasy in paying attention.” Beginning in A Year Lost and Found and running through to his last book, The Enduring Melody, Mayne addresses thoroughly ...

Author: Joel W. Huffstetler

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761847519

Category: Religion

Page: 102

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This book offers an introduction and overview of the five bestselling books by one of the United Kingdom's finest spiritual writers, Michael Mayne, who served as dean of Westminster Abbey from 1986 to 1996. Though he has a Christian focus, Mayne will appeal to all those seeking spirituality.
Categories: Religion

Operating Instructions

Operating Instructions

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.

Author: Anne Lamott

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307761033

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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With the same brilliant combination of humor and warmth she brought to bestseller Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott gives us a smart, funny, and comforting chronicle of single motherhood. It’s not like she’s the only woman to ever have a baby. At thirty-five. On her own. But Anne Lamott makes it all fresh in her now-classic account of how she and her son and numerous friends and neighbors and some strangers survived and thrived in that all important first year. From finding out that her baby is a boy (and getting used to the idea) to finding out that her best friend and greatest supporter Pam will die of cancer (and not getting used to that idea), with a generous amount of wit and faith (but very little piousness), Lamott narrates the great and small events that make up a woman’s life. "Lamott has a conversational style that perfectly conveys her friendly, self-depricating humor." -- Los Angeles Times Book Review "Lamott is a wonderfully lithe writer .... Anyone who has ever had a hard time facing a perfectly ordinary day will identify." -- Chicago Tribune
Categories: Family & Relationships

Charitable Writing

Charitable Writing

In her well-known book on the writing life, Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott points out that first drafts are typically terrible, containing lots of unusable material.14 However, such first drafts create possibilities that we simply can't see ...

Author: Richard Hughes Gibson

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830854844

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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How might we love God and our neighbors through the task of writing? This book offers a vision for expressing one's faith through writing and for understanding writing itself as a spiritual practice that cultivates virtue. Drawing on authors and artists throughout the church's history, we learn how we might embrace writing as an act of discipleship for today.
Categories: Religion

100 Sentences That Can Change Your Life

100 Sentences That Can Change Your Life

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Anne Lamott (1994) If you have any interest in pursuing writing as a career, Lamott's book is a must read. With humor and guidance, she takes the aspiring writer through each step in ...

Author: Jim Randel

Publisher: Rand Media Company

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 274

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In about two hours, you can read 100 sentences and book summaries, any one of which could be a life-changer, and a kickstart to another level of personal growth and development. You will also be informed about 100 non-fiction books, some classics, some just published, all of which have the potential to help readers improve their lives in a dramatic fashion. Learn More: https://www.randmediaco.com/100-sentences
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On Revision

On Revision

before I see it—a call or just a few leaves rustling where—what? over there?—disturb the underbrush. I must have had Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life in mind when I wrote those paragraphs.

Author: William Germano

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226410791

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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A trusted editor turns his attention to the most important part of writing: revision. So you’ve just finished writing something? Congratulations! Now revise it. Because revision is about getting from good to better, and it’s only finished when you decide to stop. But where to begin? In On Revision, William Germano shows authors how to take on the most critical stage of writing anything: rewriting it. For more than twenty years, thousands of writers have turned to Germano for his insider’s take on navigating the world of publishing. A professor, author, and veteran of the book industry, Germano knows what editors want and what writers need to know: Revising is not just correcting typos. Revising is about listening and seeing again. Revising is a rethinking of the principles from the ground up to understand why the writer is doing something, why they’re going somewhere, and why they’re taking the reader along with them. On Revision steps back to take in the big picture, showing authors how to hear their own writing voice and how to reread their work as if they didn’t write it. On Revision will show you how to know when your writing is actually done—and, until it is, what you need to do to get it there.
Categories: Reference