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Bird by Bird

Anne Lamott

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1. When did Lamott begin writing?

2. What is Lamott’s advice for writer’s block?

3. In Bird by Bird, Lamott writes about the deaths of all but which one of the following persons?

4. The phrase “Bird by Bird” originates from which of the following?

5. How does Lamott prefer to do research for a book?

6. What does KFKD represent?

7. Who is Carpenter?

8. Lamott compares writing to everything except which of the following?

9. What was the title of Lamott’s first book?

10. Lamott uses index cards for what purpose?

11. Lamott believes that every character possesses which of the following?

12. What is the most significant image from Lamott’s essay on school lunches?

13. What example does Lamott use to illustrate the importance of plot treatments?

14. Lamott advises her writers that good writing must have which of the following?

15. How does Lamott honor Brice?

16. What is Lamott’s view about writing groups?

17. How does Lamott deal with an overly critical student?

18. How does Lamott feel about publication?

19. Which proves most useful to Lamott when she is jealous of another author?

20. What advice does Lamott give her students regarding libel?

21. What did Lamott write on an index card to remind herself of her aunt?

22. Lamott contacts the vineyard to what end?

23. Who counsels Lamott when she is disappointed by success?

24. What purpose does Lamott’s one-inch picture frame serve?

25. Lamott believes in which of the following?

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