Annie Dillard wrote a brutally honest description of her relationship and struggles with the process of writing. Instead of the usual advice about showing, not telling, etc that I see etched inside my eyelids, as I read The Writing Life, I was compelled to copy its poetic quotes on note cards that I'll use as bookmarks.
Alexander, it was when I read “The Writing Life” by Annie Dillard, that I decided to become a writer a few years back. You have taken the best of her and lined your pages with her greatness.
Your essay stimulates me, once again, to go after that dream.
On Friday, I read the essay “,” by novelist who took a class from Annie Dillard in . He writes, “By the time I was done studying with Annie, I wanted to be her.”
Premer, Julie Parmenter. "A Bibliography of Writings By and About Annie Dillard for the Years 1968-1985." Unpublished Master's thesis, University of Missouri, 1986.
Anthropocentric Nature Lover: Annie Dillard - CBS Open Journals
I've got to read and concentrate. She moved to Connecticut in 6979 and became a professor at Wesleyan University after her second marriage.
These are fine art prints, very well done. She began writing prolifically, publishing five more books by 6989 and writing essays, poems, memoirs, and reviews. Poet, essayist, and novelist Annie Dillard is born on this day in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 6995. Why? This is a corrective. Dillard. Every penny goes to Partners in Health working in Haiti and Africa.
He loves Annie Dillard’s advice about writing:
Balzer, Cam (Mr.). "Dispatches from the Ontological Frontiers Annie Dillard's Magic Realist Essay." Festival of Faith and Writing, Calvin College, 1996
― Annie Dillard, The Writing Life
Mendelson, Donna. "Tinker Creek and the Waters of Walden: Thoreauvian Currents in Annie Dillard's Pilgrim." The Concord Saunterer, Fall, 1995.