Bird by Bird - Part 3, Section 6, Writers Block Summary & Analysis

Anne Lamott
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Part 3, Section 6, Writers Block Summary and Analysis

At some point, every writer experiences writer's block. It can occur suddenly in the midst of a writing frenzy. Anne's insecurities emerge in describing writing block as the discovery that everything one has written is awful and worthless.

To overcome writers block, Anne suggests something simple: Writers need to write. A writer should write anything as long as it is at least 300 words. In this way one continues to engage the writing process everyday. Eventually something will unlock the block.

Anne reveals, to an even greater and more personal degree, the impact her friendship with Pam has on Anne's writing and life. This time Anne shares the memory without humor to temper the pain it reveals. Several months prior to her friend's death, Anne receives powerful advice from Pam's doctor. The outlook was worse than...

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