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Bird by Bird PDF-An essential volume for generations of writers young and old, Bird by Bird is a modern classic. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition 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.’”

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The Authors

Bird by Bird PDF Anne Lamott is the New York Times bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow; Small Victories; Stitches; Some Assembly Required; Grace (Eventually); Plan B; Traveling Mercies; Bird by Bird; Operating Instructions, and the forthcoming Hallelujah Anyway. She is also the author of several novels, including Imperfect Birds and Rosie. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California.

Dimensions and Characteristics of Bird by Bird PDF

  • Identification Number ‏ : ‎ B000SEGI8Q
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Anchor; 1st edition (December 18, 2007)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 18, 2007
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1827 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 258 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Book Name : Bird by Bird PDF

Top reviews

Tantra Bensko “Obviously a lot of people have gotten value from this book, and so there must be something useful to it that I’m not seeing. But I personally found it to be the opposite of what I was personally looking for in a book ostensibly about writing instruction. I kept waiting for the writing instruction to occur, something about hooks, plotting, structure, POV, voice, succinct prose, different expectations for each genre, or something, anything. I eventually realized the author had no intentions of providing any specific advice, so I relaxed into it being a book about living creatively with personality disorders. I feel sympathy for people who struggle. I know it’s not their fault. I want to show them love.

And, I’d be interested to read about someone’s unbalanced emotional state, sure, but not if it’s projected onto me. I didn’t identity with her descriptions about what I will feel as an author. It’s not promoted as a book about her life as much as a book predicting what “you” will feel. It’s prescriptive. It’s targeted to the reader. It’s saying this is what we will inevitably feel. And I think that is a dangerous practice. People tend to believe authority figures, and they experience what they believe they are expected to feel, via a kind of placebo effect. What our subconscious is told our subconscious can believe. What she details feeling is anything but pleasant or productive.

Also, since it’s listed as being about how to write, untrained readers might actually believe this is all you have to do – write messy, write passionate, write diligent, and apparently don’t ever plan out the plot according to some tried and true schemata, according to research about what readers enjoy. Even experimental writers need to learn the rules in order to break them meaningfully. I’ve talked to readers of this book who said it threw them off for a long wasted time of writing because they gleaned from it that all you had to do was write random words without consideration for putting the correct plot points in the proper location in the Act structure.

As well as being a manuscript editor, I’ve taught writing with universities for fourteen years. My fiction writing students are happy with my classes, and they make great improvement. I don’t feel that’s a bad thing. But this author boasts about how unhappy she makes her students by insisting to them that they will experience what she did, and she makes fun of them for not commenting and instead asking about getting an agent. That was somewhat a little funny if I looked at it from her POV, but it was the only moment I saw as remotely humorous. I read it as a desperately sad book overall.

There is some cautionary advice not to let the ego get too involved, to strengthen the self esteem rather than depending on book feedback to provide it. If she had provided some proven, specific psychological methods of doing that, and if she demonstrated that she had that balance, herself, and what that feels like, I believe it could have been more worthwhile.”

Dario Dallalasta “Wry writing tips from a true master, filled with hilarious patter, poignant moments, and a treasure trove of good advice. I learned to get started with short assignments, write “shitty first drafts,” and denounce perfectionism (one of my major hindrances). She writes, “Perfectionism is a mean, frozen form of idealism, while messes are the artist’s true friend.”

Ms. Lamott touches upon all kinds of subjects that writers find intriguing, such as writer’s block (and writer’s jealousy), the benefits of writing groups and conferences, the ups and downs of publishing, and finding your voice. I loved her writing voice – it was honest and clear-headed and self-deprecating and touching. There’s one very short story she includes that literally brought stinging tears to my eyes. I still to this day find such a feat to be a miraculous gift from a writer. I also loved this little instruction on writing and life: “There’s no point in writing hopeless novels. We all know we’re going to die; what’s important is the kind of men and women we are in the face of this.” Wise words, Ms. Lamott.

As writers, we tend to be navel-gazers, but the following tidbit really hit home with the selfishness of some of my writing: “Some of us tend to think that what we do and say and decide and write are cosmically important things. But they’re not.” After which she states, “If you don’t know which way to go, keep it simple.” Such good advice!

Finally, she advises that writing can bring you great pleasure in the midst of undeniable pain. And maybe, just maybe, you can write something that actually makes a difference: “Against all odds, you have put it down on paper, so that it won’t be lost. And who knows? Maybe what you’ve written will help others, will be a small part of the solution. You don’t even have to know how or in what way, but if you are writing the clearest, truest words you can find and doing the best you can to understand and communicate, this will shine on paper like its own little lighthouse.” I think it’s safe to say that now I want to be her best friend.”

Kindle Customer “Had to buy this for a college course in fiction writing. Honestly, she can’t even go most paragraphs without changing the subject halfway through. This makes the book awful to follow as far as absorbing specific pieces of information. Now I am judging this from the standpoint of it’s use in my class, a textbook. I can’t really judge how this is for just recreational reading.

I would say that as a writer she isn’t the most successful and there’s a lot of writing books out there from far more successful writers that are a lot clearer in their points with a much less annoying narration. If you have a choice I’d say buy those ones instead.

The biggest flaw I see is that basically, she writes to one type of book. The kind she writes. Books about people, with realistic settings, about life. So if you are a sci-fi writer, a fantasy writer, some romance writers etc, anything that’s not something like an urban coming of age novel, her advice isn’t always applicable when she’s talking about characters and plot and setting.

Bottom line, if you want a book that helps you become a better writer, get one written by a successful writer in the genre you write in or want to write in. Maybe that is Anne Lamott for you. For me it is not.”

VenkyIyer58 “How good is this book?

Well, I am writing this review after a second back-to-back read.

It’s that good. It is one of the best books for authors by an author I have ever read, and I say that even though there are about a zillion books for authors by authors I still have to catch up on.

This book isn’t about getting your use of the apostrophe right, or about avoiding dangling participles. This book is about perfectionism, about school lunches, about dialogues and about broccoli.

It is about writing, not eating, and I highly recommend you read the book if you want to know (and learn from knowing) what school lunches and broccoli have to do with authorship.

This book is about dealing with the vulnerabilities of authors by an author who has dealt with the vulnerabilities of being an author and has prevailed, if that easy, humorous writing style is anything to go by.

And this book is a superb example of how to do storytelling right in a non-fiction book.

This book is a kind of bible on the other category of abilities an author needs, the kind of abilities of the mind and spirit you won’t find described in grammar books and books on craftsmanship.

I have this feeling I will be reading it again. Seems broccoli is good for you.”

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