Monday, October 28, 2013

Tuesday Teasers 10/29/13

f4f66-teasertuesdayTuesday Teasers!
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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." page 19.

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott.

Think you've got a book inside of you? Anne Lamott isn't afraid to help you let it out. She'll help you find your passion and your voice, beginning from the first really crummy draft to the peculiar letdown of publication. Readers will be reminded of the energizing books of writer Natalie Goldberg and will be seduced by Lamott's witty take on the reality of a writer's life, which has little to do with literary parties and a lot to do with jealousy, writer's block and going for broke with each paragraph. Marvelously wise and best of all, great reading.

I love this book. If you are a writer or want to be a writer, this is helpful.

The book is also inspirational. 


  1. Hey. I'm returning the favor. Thanks for stopping by. This one looks good, especially with NaNoWriMo coming up though it's not what I would normally read. Thanks for sharing

  2. Thank you for the favor. I should do NaNoWriMo this year. If I can squeeze it in between packing and getting my house ready to sell. One of my favorite books was a result of NaNoWriMo - 600 Hours of Edward.

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    1. I appreciate the time you take to visit my blogs!

  4. Yeah.... I don't think I have a book in me, but I am hoping that this one helps you get all the stories that you have into print!!

    Thanx for visiting my TT
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

    1. Naomi, as always, I appreciate the time you take to visit my blogs. I appreciate you.

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love your teaser!

    1. Ditto! Thank you for taking time to visit Brigitte.


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