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Web Sites on Anne Lamott
Get the latest on Lamott at her agent Stephen Barclay’s Web site including lecture schedule, bio, FAQ and related links.
Anne Lamott’s column on Salon.com
Archive of Lamott’s columns for the online magazine; subjects the author tackles range from death to tennis to spirituality to buns of steel.
Meet the Writers: Anne Lamott
Read a FAQ, get fun factoids and hear an audio interview with Lamott on this bookseller’s site.
Traveling Mercies reader’s guide
This guide produced by the publisher contains an excerpt from her bestselling book Traveling Mercies and a discussion guide for book groups.
Web Sites on Writing
“The idea is simple: Write one hundred words, no more, no less, every day.” Contributing authors exercise their creative muscle by writing poems, stories, diaries, fiction and nonsense. With more than 18,000 daily entries, there’s lots to read or be inspired by on this unusual site.
AbsoluteWrite contains articles, columns, interviews, message boards and announcements on writing markets and contests. Site also houses the AbsoluteWrite University, an online educational resource.
Site presents writers with a word a day and gives them sixty seconds to write thoughts on the given word. The purpose: “to alleviate our natural tendency to edit everything.” One Word’s creator believes that “once one learns to flow freely in his/her writing, their best material will emerge.”
Student Land Writing Guides
Site pays homage to the craft of writing with an anthology of essays including texts by Poe, Pascal, Orwell, Rilke, Eliot, Kierkegaard and others.
Writer's Resource presents listings for writers markets as well as articles, reviews and more. Updated six times per year.
This comprehensive site has links to reference resources, info on writers' conferences, job listings and media industry news.
An extension of the book The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters, WritingHabits.com features quotes and practical tips on subjects including creativity, storycraft, marketing, discipline and perseverance.
Books by Anne Lamott
Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. New York: Anchor, 1995.
---. Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year. New York: Fawcett Books, 1994.
---. Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith. New York: Anchor Books, 2000.
Peri, Camille, Kate Moses and Judy Clain, eds. Mothers Who Think: Tales of Real-Life Motherhood. New York: Washington Square Press, 2000.
Lamott, Anne. All New People. Bantam, 1991.
---. Blue Shoe. New York: Riverhead Books, 2002.
---. Crooked Little Heart. New York: Doubleday, 1998.
---. Hard Laughter. New York: New American Library, 1991.
---. Joe Jones. New York: North Point Press, 1985.
---. Rosie. New York: Penguin, 1997.
Books on Writing
Brande, Dorothea. Becoming a Writer. New York: Tarcher, 1981.
Cameron, Julia. The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. New York: Tarcher, 2002.
Dillard, Annie. The Writing Life. New York: HarperPerennial, 1999.
Gardner, John. The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers. New York: Vintage, 1991.
Gardner, John. On Becoming a Novelist. New York: Norton, 1999.
Goldberg, Natalie. Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1986.
Ueland, Brenda. If You Want to Write: A Book About Art, Independence and Spirit. St. Paul: Graywolf Press, 1997.
Articles about Anne Lamott
Interview with Anne Lamott: “My Efforts to Walk a Spiritual Path as a Mother”
Stimson, Eva. “Subversive Faith,” Presbyterians Today Online.
Tennant, Agnieszka. “Jesusy Anne Lamott,” Christianity Today.