Bird by bird : some instructions on writing and life

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Bird by bird : some instructions on writing and life
1995
Place Published: 
New York
Publisher: 
Anchor Books
ISBN: 
9780385480017
Edition: 
First Anchor books edition
Description: 
xxxi, 238 pages ; 21 cm
Notes: 
Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, 1994.
Includes bibliographical references (page 239).
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? -- Looking around -- The moral point of view -- Broccoli -- Radio Station KFKD -- Jealousy -- Index cards -- Calling around -- Writing groups -- Someone to read your drafts -- Letters -- Writer's block -- Writing a present -- Finding your voice -- Giving -- Publication.
Anne Lamott recounts her personal experiences to reveal her writing techniques and how she overcomes obstacles that interfere with the writing flow. She offers concrete suggestions about character, plot, setting, and other topics of interest to writers. She also offers advice about how to navigate through the dark underbelly feelings of self-doubt, inadequacy, and jealousy that are inevitable parts of any writer's experience.
Author: 
Anne Lamott
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