The Writing Life
The sky is starless and the weather is changing--I can tell by the wind in the trees.
One of my favorite books is The Writing Life by Annie Dillard (Harper Perennial, 1989). Every MFA program should give a class on "The Spiritual Life of the Writer" and use Dillard's book as a text. She writes, "After Michelangelo died, someone found in his studio a piece of paper on which he had written a note to his apprentice, in the handwriting of his old age: 'Draw Antonio, draw, Antonio, draw and do not waste time.'"