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Bird by bird : some instructions on writing and life

Author: Anne Lamott
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 1995. ©1994
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Anchor books editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Lamott
ISBN: 9780385480017 0385480016 9781439558164 1439558167
OCLC Number: 32132867
Notes: Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, 1994.
Description: xxxi, 238 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 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 --
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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.

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