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Bird by Bird Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2, The Writing Frame of Mind, Section 1, Looking Around Summary

Anne Lamott
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Part 2, The Writing Frame of Mind, Section 1, Looking Around Summary and Analysis

In this section Anne emphasizes the role of the observer in writing. The first person one should observe is oneself. Anne fulfills this through sharing her own personal experiences in each chapter. An observation without judgment is based on a compassionate viewpoint. Being compassionate with one's self frees the writer to use more of their conscious minds. This leads to an examination of all facets of a person, thus creating a truer picture of the character. The multi-faceted nature allows a richer experience of even the most mundane details of life.

Anne demonstrates growth and commitment to observation through a quote kept above her writing space. The quote describes the joy of God in small and often overlooked places. In less than twenty words, through another quote Anne shares...

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