Annie Dillard's words of wisdom
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Christi Craig
January 2010
Revising
Contributor
Written by
Christi Craig
January 2010
Revising
I picked up The Writing Life last week. And, this morning read two quotes that struck a chord with me: Ode to the Patient Writer What are your favorite quotes from her book?

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  • Oh, I love these quote and I love Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. I am going to pick up The Writing Life. Thanks for this post!

  • Christi Craig Revising

    Thanks for your comment, Sonya.

    "A work in progress quickly becomes feral" - my WIP exactly.

    I haven't finished reading Annie Dillard. I had to put her book down for a few different reasons, but I'd like to go back to it. Parts of her book read very dark to me, and I wonder - now that I'm in a different place - if I might see those parts differently.

  • Sonya Chung

    Sorry -- "How we spend OUR days." Misquoting AD is blasphemy, I feel.

  • Sonya Chung

    Christi, this book is a kind of Bible for me (and Annie Dillard is a kind of guru in my mind). "How we spend out days is, of course, how we spend our lives." I also think often, when I'm writing, about "I don't so much write a book as sit up with it, like a sick friend," and "A work in progress quickly becomes feral." I feel like that lion-tamer when I can't stay consistent working on something. "Simba!"