Bird By Bird


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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.’” 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.

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Author by Anne Lamott
Genre eBook Language Arts & Disciplines
Read Book 272
ISBN Number 0307424987

On Writing


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There is a reason why Stephen King is one of the bestselling writers in the world, ever. Described in the Guardian as 'the most remarkable storyteller in modern American literature', Stephen King writes books that draw you in and are impossible to put down. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King's advice is grounded in the vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999 - and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery.

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Author by Stephen King
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 384
ISBN Number 9781848941083

The Writing Frame Of Mind


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A Vintage Shorts selection. To the enormous challenges of being a writer, Anne Lamott offers invaluable advice and encouragement, which more than a million scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities have been inspired by for a quarter century. In this selection from her essential volume, Bird by Bird, Lamott tenderly recommends and outlines the qualities that every writer should learn to hone: intuition, attention, morality, and more. An ebook short.

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Author by Anne Lamott
Genre eBook Language Arts & Disciplines
Read Book 24
ISBN Number 9780593082188

Summary Analysis Of Bird By Bird


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SYNOPSIS: Told frоm thе реrѕоnаl реrѕресtіvе оf author Annе Lamott, Bіrd bу Bіrd іѕ a guide toward bесоmіng a better writer and іmрrоvіng уоur lіfе аlоng thе wау. Lamott's dіѕtіnсtіvе аррrоасh, hоnеѕtу and personal аnесdоtеѕ make this bооk a must fоr wrіtеrѕ or аnуоnе whо wаntѕ tо become оnе. ABOUT THЕ AUTHОR: Annе Lаmоtt іѕ a nоvеlіѕt, mеmоіrіѕt аnd wrіtіng tеасhеr. Shе hаѕ рublіѕhеd ѕеvеn nоvеlѕ, іnсludіng Traveling Mеrсіеѕ аnd Hаrd Lаughtеr.DISCLAIMER: This book is a SUMMARY. It is meant to be a companion, not a replacement, to the original book. Please note that this summary is not authorized, licensed, approved, or endorsed by the author or publisher of the main book. The author of this summary is wholly responsible for the content of this summary and is not associated with the original author or publisher of the main book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, kindly search for the title in the search box.

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Author by Printright
Genre eBook
Read Book 46
ISBN Number 9798676053581

What It S Like To Be A Bird


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The bird book for birders and nonbirders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing--and why "Can birds smell?" "Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?" "Do robins 'hear' worms?" In What It's Like to Be a Bird, David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often. This special, large-format volume is geared as much to nonbirders as it is to the out-and-out obsessed, covering more than two hundred species and including more than 330 new illustrations by the author. While its focus is on familiar backyard birds--blue jays, nuthatches, chickadees--it also examines certain species that can be fairly easily observed, such as the seashore-dwelling Atlantic puffin. David Sibley's exacting artwork and wide-ranging expertise bring observed behaviors vividly to life. (For most species, the primary illustration is reproduced life-sized.) And while the text is aimed at adults--including fascinating new scientific research on the myriad ways birds have adapted to environmental changes--it is nontechnical, making it the perfect occasion for parents and grandparents to share their love of birds with young children, who will delight in the big, full-color illustrations of birds in action. Unlike any other book he has written, What It's Like to Be a Bird is poised to bring a whole new audience to David Sibley's world of birds.

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Author by David Allen Sibley
Genre eBook Nature
Read Book 240
ISBN Number 9780525520290

Small Victories


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The New York Times bestseller from the author of Help, Thanks, Wow, Hallelujah Anyway and Almost Everything, Lamott's long-awaited collection of new and selected essays on hope, joy, and grace. Anne Lamott writes about faith, family, and community in essays that are both wise and irreverent. It’s an approach that has become her trademark. Now in Small Victories, Lamott offers a new message of hope that celebrates the triumph of light over the darkness in our lives. Our victories over hardship and pain may seem small, she writes, but they change us—our perceptions, our perspectives, and our lives. Lamott writes of forgiveness, restoration, and transformation, how we can turn toward love even in the most hopeless situations, how we find the joy in getting lost and our amazement in finally being found. Profound and hilarious, honest and unexpected, the stories in Small Victories are proof that the human spirit is irrepressible.

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Author by Anne Lamott
Genre eBook Literary Collections
Read Book 304
ISBN Number 9780698189744

There Is A Bird On Your Head


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Gerald the elephant discovers that there is something worse than a bird on your head-- two birds on your head! Piggie will try to help her best friend.

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Author by Mo Willems
Genre eBook Children's stories
Read Book 57
ISBN Number 1406314706

How To Read Literature


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DIV A literary master’s entertaining guide to reading with deeper insight, better understanding, and greater pleasure /div

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Author by Terry Eagleton
Genre eBook Literary Criticism
Read Book 216
ISBN Number 9780300190960

Bird By Bird Gardening


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Describes nineteen different bird families with advice on ways to attract each family with nesting sights, shrub cover, and a variety of specific plant suggestions.

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Author by Sally Roth
Genre eBook Bird attracting
Read Book 392
ISBN Number 1594866201

Imperfect Birds


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Rosie Ferguson is seventeen and ready to enjoy the summer before her senior year of high school. But as the school year draws to a close, there are disturbing signs that the life Rosie claims to be leading is a sham, and that Elizabeth's hopes for her daughter to remain immune from the pull of the darker impulses of drugs and alcohol are dashed. Now, Elizabeth is forced to confront the fact that Rosie has been lying to her, and that her deceptions will have profound consequences.

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Author by Anne Lamott
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 467
ISBN Number 141042362X