Bird by Bird

“Say to yourself in the kindest possible way, Look, honey, all we’re going to do for now is to write a description of the river at sunrise, or the young child swimming in the pool at the club, or the first time the man sees the woman he will marry. That is all we are going to do for now. We are just going to take this bird by bird. But we are going to finish this one short assignment.”

This is a book about writing and life written by Anne Lamont. The title is Bird by Bird. She has some great ideas about working through writer’s block and getting started writing especially when writing childhood stories, but other concepts also.

I think this is a great paragraph because it gets the reader to wonder how birds relate to writing. That is explained, but not in this paragraph