The famous Annie Dillard simply writes here about her life as a writer. Never heard of Annie Dillard? Shame on you. She won the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction when she was 29 (Pilgrim at Tinker Creek). If you ever wanted to write anything, this book provides a glimpse at how one of the greats does it. Spoiler: It is mostly a lot of hard work.
“Writers read literary biography, and surround themselves with other writers, deliberately to enforce in themselves the ludicrous notion that a reasonable option for occupying yourself on the planet until your life span plays itself out is sitting in a small room for the duration, in the company of pieces of paper.”