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Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
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Sep 17, 09

bookshelves: nonfiction, writing, 1990s
Read in September, 2009

Given one word to use as to what I think this book could be if you are a writer of any sort of fiction, I'd have to choose "indispensible".

I can already see myself in the future revisiting this book and in the present practicing things that I've been taught by it.

I'm not a big fan of reading non-fiction but Lamott made this an effortless read for me. Through the book, you're constantly learning, taking in little stories of the author's life, and being entertained.

Truly a great tool in any writer's toolbox.

Thanks to Antony Johnston and Fred Schroyer for recommending this gem.
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Reading Progress

09/14/2009 page 74
31.22% "A lot of helpful tidbits for writers here. It's already offered priceless advice." 2 comments
09/15/2009 page 120
50.63% "Are you a writer of any form of fiction? If the answer's "yes", you must read this book."

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