Word by Word

  • by Anne Lamott
  • Narrated by Anne Lamott
  • 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Writing, like life, can be a difficult process, you just have to take it Word by Word. Provocative and witty, Lamott takes you beyond her book Bird by Bird and into her "writer's mind". She won't tell you about plot points or how to get published, because, frankly, she doesn't think they're important. Good writing, she says, slows you down, opens your heart, and arrives through your fingers, knowing what it's about. You'll learn how to keep things simple and how to write honestly about life, family, and friends.

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What the Critics Say



Audie Award Winner, 1997, Educational/How-to/Instructional

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Good motivational speaker

This is not a "how to" lecture, but a recording of a workshop that encourages wanna be writers to go ahead and write. I found it entertaining and motivational. Ms Lamont is witty and wise on the subject of writing. She sees writing as a means of self discovery and after listening I found myself writng more freely.
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- Ranch Girl

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This is not really an audio book, it is a recording of a lecture that does ramble on a bit at times. Much of the groud she covers is done more adeptly and more thoroughly in her book "Bird by Bird", which I did find to be very helpful.
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- Martina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-17-1999
  • Publisher: Writer's AudioShop