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A Bit of Inspiration, Not Advice
on July 5, 2000
The Writing Life is filled with beautiful language, and many thoughts that any writer can relate to, but it is no how-to guide. Those who are looking for something to give practical guidance had best look elsewhere. Dillard descibes what it is like to be a writer - what a writer may think (or need to think). The book offers inspiration, but little practical help.
However, for those who are looking for a little pick-me-up, Dillard's book is ideal. This book would also interest avid readers who would like to see inside the mind of a writer and get some understanding of what the writing process can really be like.