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Bird By Bird: A Guide to Reflective Writing

Added on -2019-09-20

The article is a review of the book Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott, which is a guide to reflective writing. The author has shared her personal experiences and given insights into the real work of writing. The article highlights the importance of commitment and starting with incidents from childhood. The article also mentions the author's humorous and sarcastic observations and her style of writing that makes the book interesting and engrossing.
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Bird By BirdReflective Writing
The book Bird by bird has been filled with the various humorous and sarcastic observations made by Anne Lamott from her personal experiences in the life. (SparkNotes: Bird by Bird: Plot Overview et al., 2016). Chapters like ‘Shitty first dates’, ‘Broccoli’ and ‘Radio station KFKD’ (Bird by Bird Summary et al., 2016)it is clear that the book is not written merely for the sake of writing but a lot of attention is paid to original content. She made it clear if anyone who wants to write something seriously should understand first that there is only one choice available to them and that is - commitment and she explained this by saying “The real payoff is the writing itself, that a day when you have gotten your work done is a good day, that total dedication is the point”. This piece of advice has even worked in my personal life and has given better results than before.The narrative began with her father who was also an author and because of him she got the opportunity to meet other writers and scholars who helped in building her creativity and gradually enhancing it. Lamott has even mentioned advice for the writers like me in a clear manner which I find very helpful though. Those who find it difficult to start a story and don’t know where to start from, she has advised them to start the writings with some incidents of their childhood and mention them as truthfully as you can. Her straightforward advice like

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