very first thing I tell my new students on the first day of a workshop is that
good writing is about telling the truth."
that's just what Anne Lamott does in this book. Telling some truths about writing.
Like this one:
can be a pretty desperate endeavor, because it is about some of our deepest needs:
our need to be visible, to be heard, our need to make sense of our lives, to wake
up and grow and belong."
Or this one:
is as easy and amusing as washing a cat."
is about learning to pay attention and to communicate what is going on."
of the book online, here:
the first pages
interesting link on writing, from the Mississippi University's Center for Writers:
39 Steps: A Primer on Story Writing