Annie Dillard The Writing Life Summary

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Annie Dillard’s, The Writing Life, is a combination of how-to write book, her personal memoir, and a sermon. She combines her thoughts on how to write stories and her personal experiences. The books main theme is about the hardships of writing in general. This book talks about how her writer’s mind works and what her writing process feels like. The Writing Life is a journey through Dillard’s memory. The book describes many of Dillard’s frustrating, boring, and ridiculous experiences. She tells her numerous stories through metaphors and parables. The stories do not seem to relate to one another and there appears to be no organization or connection between them. The book seems to be the rambling words of a writer. The Writing Life by Annie Dillard

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