If we are to be writers, then we must be readers.
I requested “The Writing Life” from my local library because I had seen a quote from it on another blog. I have never read anything by Annie Dillard before now and I was curious.
This book described very metaphorically the artistic process of writing. I love metaphors. I am impressed, humbled and inspired by this book. This isn’t a how-to book, but more of a love song or poem to the craft of writing by a full time writer, one who writes in far more austere conditions than I do.
This is a short book. It should be savored slowly.
Periodically I will post more impressions of books here. I’m going to call it “The Ten Minute Reader” entries.
I am also willing to take suggestions on what else to read, besids my search for a great contemporary novel.