Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life


This is one of our favorite all-time books about the creative process. It is NOT just about writing. In fact, you could probably cross out the words ‘write’, ‘writer’ and ‘writing’ and substitute any number of words that have to do trying to create — which is really about living — and have it make great sense. It has taught us our greatest lesson: Break big, overwhelming projects down to small pieces and take them one at a time, bird-by-bird, and eventually, you’ll end up with something substantial (and possibly quite magically different than you imagined).

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