Bird by Bird - Part 4, Section 2, Finding Your Voice Summary & Analysis

Anne Lamott
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Part 4, Section 2, Finding Your Voice Summary and Analysis

Remaining truthful, a recurrent theme in Anne's approach to writing, entails writing in one's own voice. Writing in another's voice removes the author and the reader from the experiences. It lends a lack of authenticity or falsity to the story. It is the truth that is the central core of any story.

Anne explores answers to the question, "Where does the central truth come from for a writer?" Beneath the surface of any story on any topic lies a deeper truth. Anne likens it to "exposing the unexposed" with "liberation and joy." This deeper truth is how a writer views the world and what their experience shows them to be true.

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