Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
"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.'"
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and LifeUser Review - John - Goodreads
This book definitely feels like an all-you-can-eat buffet of writing advice. You feel gluttonous after reading a chapter, being so filled with sagely, yet practical wisdom that you say "I can't eat ... Read full review
Review: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and LifeUser Review - Erin - Goodreads
Loved it! Practical and useful suggestions for writing, but more importantly, for life. Entertaining and engaging - not too technical or textbook like. Read full review
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