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#37164 - 01/31/03 08:33 AM Bird by Bird!
Dotsie Offline

Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 23647
Loc: Maryland
I recently read a fantstic book by, Anne Lamott. I was already a fan of hers and realized she had this book published about writing. It is a book that is chock full of instructions for the writing life. She hads a great sense of humor, an incredibly honest writing style that can bring you to tears one moment and hysteria the next! Her stories drew me in and I had a hard time putting the book down. All the while I was receiving excellent writing advice.

bird by bird...check it out! You'll be glad you did!

#37165 - 02/12/03 10:01 PM Re: Bird by Bird!
Vicki M. Taylor Offline

Registered: 01/06/03
Posts: 2196
Loc: Tampa, FL
Dotsie, thanks for the heads up on the book, I'll have to find it and check it out. I enjoy reading "writing" books, by other authors.

One of the most recent ones I've read was Stephen King's "On Writing." Tremendous amount of information in that book and definitely and inside look at the man too.

If you enjoy humor writing, you might want to check out the book by Patrick McManus "The Deer on a Bicycle." It's chock full of tips and insight on writing humor.

#37166 - 02/14/03 06:53 PM Re: Bird by Bird!
Dotsie Offline

Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 23647
Loc: Maryland
Vicki, I will definitely check out "On Writing". You are the second person to tell me about it. A young man in a class that I took last year was a Stephen King fan. I did a speech on the writing profession for class. He was nice enough to tell me to check out that book because he thought I would like it, and I never got around to it. Thanks for the reminder.

#37167 - 02/20/03 07:26 PM Re: Bird by Bird!
pegword Offline
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Registered: 02/06/03
Posts: 2
Loc: Lake Forest, CA
I've read the Anne Lamott book, too, and it is a hoot! Recently, Christianity Today ran an interview article with her as well. Seems she is now a believer, although I'm not sure about how/when that happened. Definitely worth a read -- both the book and the article.

#37168 - 02/25/03 11:42 AM Re: Bird by Bird!
bodlesx Offline
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Registered: 05/22/05
Posts: 3
Loc: columbus
I read Stephen King's "On Writing" - just about as much fun to read as his fiction. You learn what he is teaching because the book is so enjoyable - you don't even realize that writing information is going into your head, until you sit down to write and find yourself critiquing your own work in a way that you hadn't before. He is great!

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