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The Writing Life by Annie Dillard (audio)

From Dillard’s website:

The Boston Globe called it “a kind of spiritual Strunk & White, a small and brilliant guidebook to the landscape of a writer’s task.

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Book Reviews

A Final Thought: The 3 D's

A year and a half ago, I didn’t know that the country of Guyana existed. After doing some fierce google-ing however, it quickly became my dream to volunteer here for one year and to work and interact with the residents of Bosco Orphanage in Plaisance, Guyana. 209 more words


The Pastor's Task

While writing my book on Bonhoeffer, I stop now and then to read other books or old notes from various readings and fields. I don’t want to look at Bonhoeffer with tunnel vision! 675 more words

Annie Dillard

We are here to witness the creation and abet it.

-Annie Dillard


Quotes from my Notes #8

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

-Annie Dillard

Remembering this makes it so much easier to focus on what I want long-term instead of settling for daily entertainment or procrastination.

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Teaser Tuesdays: The Writing Life by Annie Dillard

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Annie Dillard is wonderful. I am glad to be back with her funny, wise but slight self-deprecating voice – and about writing this time! 266 more words


in the path of its beam

I cannot cause light;
the most I can do is try to put myself in the path of its beam.

~Annie Dillard