Tuesday Teasers 10/29/13

f4f66-teasertuesdayTuesday Teasers!
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

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.


Filed under Books, Non Fiction, Recommended, Teaser Tuesday

50 responses to “Tuesday Teasers 10/29/13

  1. What a fantastic Teaser and a great story to go with it! Good Luck Here is my Tuesday Teaser

  2. Shelley Munro

    That’s an awesome teaser. So many people I know love this book, but I’ve never read it.
    Here’s My Teaser

  3. Great Teaser and even better story! I have no aspirations to be a writer. I hated essays in school and was never any good at them. To me writers are amazing 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my TT!!

  4. This looks like a great book! I might just have to check it out! ~Deanna

  5. Great teaser! I like the way the dad basically said ‘one foot forward’. I also like your story! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. I’ve heard such good things about this book…thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. Love this quote. I definitely understand that feeling. Thank you for sharing it and your story. Hope things are better now. 🙂

  8. I keep bumping into this book, will need to give it a shot. thanks

  9. Jessica@a GREAT read

    Ooh intriguing tease! Wondering what was happening there!

    Thanks for visiting my Teaser!

  10. Al

    Cool teaser 🙂 Just take it bird by bird. Great advice 🙂

    Mine is Accendo

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