The Writing Life Setting & Symbolism

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The Line of Words

The author begins and ends Chapter 1 with this metaphoric description of the product of the writer's process. In other words, for her the act of creation by writing is following a line of words to a truth.

The Author's Study

The study in which the author currently works (at least at the time of this book's creation) is a small, isolated building separate from the rest of her house. As such, it is a clear manifestation of her intent/desire/belief that a writer needs physical, emotional, and spiritual isolation in order to write - that is, in order to focus fully on the world emerging from her inner source of creativity.

The Author's Carrel

The author's description of her current study in Chapter 2 (with its literal isolation from the rest of her life and the rest of the world) is juxtaposed with her...

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