Anne Lamott on Writing and Why Perfectionism Kills Creativity

The much-loved Bird by Bird: Instructions on Writing and Life, by Anne Lamott, isn’t just a book about writing, or even a book about life. It’s a book about creativity. The birthplace of writing, and creativity, Lamott writes, is found in “the ecstasy of paying attention,” of caring, and of opening oneself to a certain sense of wonder. Read the whole book for more. Or, read this article by Maria Popova, creator of the website Brain Pickings, which summarizes Bird by Bird.