Annie Dillard and the Writing Life

If you desire an inspirational read that is also overflowing with masterful writing tips, check out this short essay by Alexander Chee. It perked me right up. Just read it. I’ll say no more.

*Update* This essay is included in the awesome new collection  “Mentors, Muses & Monsters: 30 Writers On the People Who Changed Their Lives” now out in hardcover.


2 Responses to “Annie Dillard and the Writing Life”

  1. 1 Rich Inman October 25, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    I liked this a lot and it reminded me of something I had just come across by Jim Butcher. He talks about what it was like getting The Dresden Files published and it actually made me feel better about my efforts to get published. Check it out:

  2. 2 Mallory October 26, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Thanks for the link, Rich. I look forward to checking it out. If you want to be uninspired but have a good laugh, go to I found this site via Nathan Bransford’s blog. 🙂

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