Sunday, July 08, 2007

Discovered in a Walnut Ridge AR Antique Store

Last Monday, while in Arkansas visiting my folks, we trekked a few miles down to road to Cross Roads Antiques in Walnut Ridge where I found a hardbound copy of the1994 book Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. Am half way through it. It talks about writing - how to do it - and I found it to be a great help to me already. Here's one quote, a bit of food for thought.

"One of the gifts of being a writer is that it gives you an excuse to do things, to go places and explore. Another is that writing motivates you to look closely at life, at life as it lurches by and tramps around."

These are good things to do even if you are not a writer.


Carisse said...

I like Anne's "one inch square" method. I loved this book.

Steve said...

I see it is on your list of favorites. I read Traveling Mercies some time ago and enjoyed it very much. Was grateful to find this gem when I wasn't even looking for it.

Carisse said...

I think that Darryl Tippens recommended it to me, but it was a couple of years before I remembered, searched, and had money at the same time to buy it. Just finished Annie Dillard's _The Maytrees_. She says it is her last book, which makes me sad!

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