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The book we had to read by Annie Dillard The Writing Life talks about a woman who has gone though various times in her life when she would be inspired by something and she would write it down This book wasnt really appealing to me I thought that Annie was going to explain how she went about writing and what were her struggles Instead she starts out telling the read how to write a story and how the words should flow Dillard uses a lot of metaphors in her writing which also got me confused Some of the things she was saying didnt really click For example the author was explaining how an inchworm travels from one grass blade to another without knowing what the next step will be She went on to relate this process to writing I had difficulty understanding what she was saying I was talking to my mother about this book and she said she had read it and wondered how I liked it I said Its too confusing because the way Dillard used metaphors making it hard to fallow I think shes talking about one thing and the next thing I know she is talking about another My mother was an English major so she said Picture what the writer is trying to say after you read it and if you have to go back and read what you dont understand do so You will have a better understanding of the book After she told me that I could understand the book better even though it was really dryMy personal experience as a writer wasnt at all easy When I was in elementary school I could not read very well Consequently I could not write well either From grades 3-6 my teachers used a number of reading programs to help me learn how to read For example I was taught Hooked on Phonics which wasnt help at all Then I
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