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Friday, February 7, 2014

Patty Pick for 2/6/13 is Anne Lamott's "Bird by bird"

"bird by bird" came by it's name honestly. When Anne Lamott's brother could not get started on a writing assignment, his author father just basically told him to start and the words would find him. Anne Lamott goes on to give us heartfelt and funny advice in finding your way in writing and in life.
Even if I were not a writer, I would read this book. It is not long but full of advice on worthwhile things to remember as we go thru our day. 
It is hard to write with humor but this book finds a way to do that. Anne tries to make us realize that we may not all go forward to be the next John Grisham, but we should just write, everyday. Let's just say I now have a new love for index cards. We don't want to miss an opportunity to capture those special moments to include in our next story or novel. I know I need a calendar, some cards, and my iphone just to make it through a normal day. Now hopefully some of that will come back and be of use again. She basically 
says, "live like you are dying", which is great advice and a pretty good country song! If you enjoy writing or just reading a good book, don't miss this one!