Bird by Bird Themes

Anne Lamott
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Interconnectedness of Writing and Life

Life, and its accompanying experiences, is the subject for writing. These life experiences can be first hand to the writer. It can also be second hand from doing research with others who have the first hand experience. Writing is the way to sort out the meaning and effects of life. It can also make life better by healing wounds and providing insight.

For Anne this theme is demonstrated by her constant reliance on personal experiences to underscore her conclusions about writing. Anne's writing process is impacted by the lives and deaths of some of those closest to her. Their lives also provided the raw material from which she writes. In short, Anne's life is her writing. Her writing is reflective of her life.

The interconnectedness of writing and life is also demonstrated in her students' reasons for writing. They approach writing as a way...

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