Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
Freeing the Writer Within (Shambhala Library)

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The all-time best-selling writer's handbook turns thirty.

With insight, humor, and practicality, Natalie Goldberg inspires writers and would-be writers to take the leap into writing skillfully and creatively. She offers suggestions, encouragement, and solid advice on many aspects of the writer's craft: on writing from "first thoughts" (keep your hand moving, don't cross out, just get it on paper), on listening (writing is ninety percent listening; the deeper you listen, the better you write), on using verbs (verbs provide the energy of the sentence), on overcoming doubts (doubt is torture; don't listen to it)—even on choosing a restaurant in which to write. Goldberg sees writing as a practice that helps writers comprehend the value of their lives. The advice in her book, provided in short, easy-to-read chapters with titles that reflect the author's witty approach ("Writing Is Not a McDonald's Hamburger," "Man Eats Car," "Be an Animal"), will inspire anyone who writes—or who longs to.

About Natalie Goldberg

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Natalie Goldberg is a poet, painter, teacher, and the author of twelve books, including her classic, Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within (which has sold more than 1.5 million copies and has been translated into fourteen languages) and Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir. She has taught seminars for thirty-five years to people from around the world and lives in New Mexico.
Published October 12, 1986 by Shambhala Publications. 171 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Education & Reference, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Suite 101

Writing Down The Bones is a simple to read, straightforward book on the art of writing, filled with writing practices, examples and helpful tips for the budding writer.

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Whether you are just beginning to write or have been writing for a long time, Natalie Goldberg lets you know "there are many truths.

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