• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
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.” page 19.
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott.
Think you’ve got a book inside of you? Anne Lamott isn’t afraid to help you let it out. She’ll help you find your passion and your voice, beginning from the first really crummy draft to the peculiar letdown of publication. Readers will be reminded of the energizing books of writer Natalie Goldberg and will be seduced by Lamott’s witty take on the reality of a writer’s life, which has little to do with literary parties and a lot to do with jealousy, writer’s block and going for broke with each paragraph. Marvelously wise and best of all, great reading.
I love this book. If you are a writer or want to be a writer, this is helpful.
The book is also inspirational.
50 responses to “Tuesday Teasers 10/29/13”
I want to write too, but it seems like I always have ideas but I’m never sure where to start. Judging by your teaser and the your thoughts on this, it might be what I need to make me start writing.
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Thank you for taking time to visit and comment. This is an excellent book on writing. And the author starts off with, keep trying and keep writing. Take care.!
Wow, I love this teaser. Great advice that we all need to hear at some point. And thanks for sharing your own story. I’m glad you found such a wonderful source of inspiration.
As always Jennifer, thank you for reading my blog. 😉 I wish I had a stash of husbands;)
This is a terrific book and what a great idea to re-read it.
Thank you for stopping by Paulita!
Definitely some words of wisdom there that can be translated to so many other things in life! Great teaser!
Thanks for stopping by my teaser earlier!
Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction
Thank you Wendy. I’m glad you came by!
I absolutely love this book! I read it in my last semester in college for one of my Women’s Studies classes. I really loved the insights and the humor when it comes to writing. It helped me a lot with writing my papers.
Thanks for stopping by.
Thank you Vonnie. I’m glad you stopped by my blog. She really is an excellent writer.