The Writing Life - Annie Dillard A charming little read, with its insights and strange tales of the writing life. I enjoyed the presentation of musings and explanations of varying lengths; the mind of a writer doesn't always (or even necessarily often) present itself in a linear fashion conducive to the traditional narrative. Unfortunately, I wasn't as big a fan of Dillard's tendency towards flowery prose, and I had to work a bit in places to move past that to the truth of what she was saying.