Bird by Bird - Part 4, Publication and Other Reasons to Write, Section 1, Writing a Present Summary & Analysis

Anne Lamott
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Part 4, Publication and Other Reasons to Write, Section 1, Writing a Present Summary and Analysis

In earlier chapters Anne documents the importance of publication, and the perceived approval, fame and fortune that accompanies it, as the main motivation for students to write. While publishing is important, Anne spends the greatest part of the book providing reasons and methods demonstrating the power and reward of telling a story truthfully. The reward is in the work, the diligence, in the act of writing itself. In this section Anne delves into the reasons why she writes her first two novels.

Anne's first book is a detailed account of her father's battle with brain cancer. She begins the book by describing her childhood. After setting the tone, the story turns with her father's diagnosis. The subsequent treatment of and life...

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