Bird by Bird - Study Guide Part 3, Section 3, Writing Groups Summary & Analysis

Anne Lamott
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While calling around is one way to escape the isolation of writing, so too are writing groups. Anne encourages novice writers to seek out the social and emotional support of a community of fellow writers. Writing groups are simply groups of writers who gather to share, review and support one another's work.

There are many ways to build or connect to a writing group. One way is to participate in a workshop or class, much like the ones Anne facilitates. Anne shares a story from one of her students illustrating the difference between a brutally honest feedback and a nurturing response. Anne chooses to provide a nurturing response in which the student has an opportunity to keep writing. A fellow student determines it is better to be honest and let the writer know how truly terrible is the work...

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