The book, Bird by Bird, by Anne Lamott gives you useful, honest advice on writing and the occupational hazards of being a writer.
Like with The Giver, I read this book because of the reviews. There were three parts, which focused on: craft (Part 1), the writer’s life(Part 2), support(Part 3), publication(Part 4), and Anne Lamott’s writing class teaching experiences (Part 5). Through the book, Lamott intertwined honesty and humor while still sharing advice on writing and life. Lamott’s honesty and humor made Bird by Bird an exciting book to read. For all writers, regardless of genre, Bird by Bird is a great writing book.
Some of my favorite chapters were: Sh*tty First Drafts (p.g. 21), Jealousy (p.g. 122), Writer’s Block (p.g. 176), and Finding Your Voice (p.g. 195)
Rating: Read It!
Please feel free to share your thoughts and opinions on this book in the comments forum. Are there any similar books you would recommend?