Bird by Bird Fun Activities

Anne Lamott
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Our Acre

In Part 1, Section 7, Character, Anne says that our characters are given an emotional acre. Using images and words from magazines, create a pictorial representation of a character's emotional acre as it is defined in this section.

Polaroids

In Part 1, Section 6, Polaroids, Anne compares writing a first draft to watching a Polaroid develop. Take a picture with a Polaroid camera and document the development of the picture. What images emerged first to last? Did you get the picture you wanted? Did something else catch your eye in the picture?

Perfectionism

In Part 1, Section 4, Perfectionism, Anne says "so what" if your day's work turns out to be a mess? Vonnegut says, "When I write, I feel like an armless legless man with a crayon in his mouth." Anne encourages us to go ahead and make big messes, and use lots of paper while doing it. This is how...

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