"Write about winter ..." Quote of Annie Dillard

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Write about winter in the summer. Describe Norway as Ibsen did, from a desk in Italy; describe Dublin as James Joyce did, from a desk in Paris. Willa Cather wrote her prairie novels in New York City; Mark Twain wrote Huckleberry Finn in Hartford, Connecticut. Recently, scholars learned that Walt Whitman rarely left his room.

Annie Dillard
Annie Dillard (b. 1945), U.S. author. The Writing Life, ch. 5 (1989).
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