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Bird by Bird Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 3, Section 2, Calling Around Summary

Anne Lamott
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Part 3, Section 2, Calling Around Summary and Analysis

The writing process is often an isolating and individualized process. The unintended consequence of this can be, according to Anne, a "warped mind." In Anne's case is a stream of conscious journeys from a mouth sore to a description of vineyards to suspected cancer. Her point, within the neurotic story, is to reach out of the isolation to gain information to serve the story.

Most people are glad to share details and information they possess which may be beyond the scope of the writer's expertise. In Anne's case, it is the name of the wire thing at the top of a wine bottle. The wire thing is a detail Anne needed to include in her second novel.

Anne telephones a local winery for her information. In the process Anne writes a rich description of a vineyard. In...

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