Old Friend from Far Away by Natalie Goldberg
How to Write a Memoir

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Your "most potent writer's tool" is your own memory, Natalie Goldberg says. From that source springs the detail and truth that give your written words power and authenticity. Now this bestselling author introduces you to the pleasure of creating vivid "memoirs" of your own with Old Friend from Far Away. Learn exercises to make your memory vibrant and precise; how to "pull out" the natural structure of the stories you carry within; how writing about the past can help free you from it; and more.
 

About Natalie Goldberg

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Natalie Goldberg is a poet, teacher, writer, and painter. A student of Zen Buddhism for 24 years, she trained intensively with Katagiri Roshi for 12 years, and is ordained in the Order of Interbeing with Thich Nhat Hanh. Natalie Goldberg teaches writing workshops nationally based on the methods presented in Writing Down the Bones. Her other books include Wild Mind; Long Quiet Highway; Banana Rose; and Living Color.
 
Published June 1, 2002 by Sounds True, Incorporated.
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Suite 101

Keeping a journal has become very popular, so a Journal Jar is the perfect gift for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, or any occasion.

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Story Circle Book Reviews

In Natalie Goldberg's new book, Old Friend from Far Away, the theme is in its subtitle: The Practice of Writing Memoir.

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Story Circle Book Reviews

Several years ago I read Natalie Goldberg's book, Writing Down the Bones, and was pleased to see in an ad in a weekly Toronto newspaper that a couple of women were starting a writing group based on Natalie's teachings.

May 23 2002 | Read Full Review of Old Friend from Far Away: How...

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