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For more than twenty years Natalie Goldberg has been challenging and cheering on writers with her books and workshops. In her groundbreaking first book, she brings together Zen meditation and writing in a new way. Writing practice, as she calls it, is no different from other forms of Zen practice —"it is backed by two thousand years of studying the mind."

This new edition, which marks almost twenty years since the original book's publication, includes a new preface in which Goldberg expresses her trademark enthusiasm for writing practice, as well as a depth of appreciation for the process that has come with time and experience. Also included is an interview with the author in which she reflects on the relationship between Zen sitting practice and writing, the importance of place, and the power of memory.

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This text offers encouragement and advice on many aspects of the writer's craft, from "first thoughts" to the use and misuse of adverbs, from where the best places are to write - both public and private - to developing your skills in the art of listening.

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Natalie Goldberg's word-of-mouth hit has sold well over half a million copies. Goldberg, who has conducted writing workshops for both beginners and professionals all over the United States, sees writing as a practice that helps us comprehend the value of our lives. With insight, humor, and practicality, she inspires writers and would-be writers alike to take the leap into writing creatively and well.

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A splendid combination of Zen wisdom and down-to-earth advice about writing.

About the Author

Natalie Goldberg is the author of ten books. Writing Down the Bones, her first, has sold over one million copies and has been translated into twelve languages. For the last thirty years she has practiced Zen and taught seminars in writing as a spiritual practice. She lives in New Mexico.

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MK Karni, August 21, 2012 (view all comments by MK Karni)
The Declaration of Independence for writers!
One of three books I use when I teach writing, this book has timeless advice to all writers, no matter what level.
Highly recommended.
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prufrock31, March 17, 2010 (view all comments by prufrock31)
Reading this book is a lot like having a very patient, very practical best friend who knows exactly what keeps you from writing your best or maybe even writing at all, and exactly why it's so important that you stop making excuses and do it anyway. Goldberg offers a few exercises to get you going, but more valuable is her portrayal of the writing life, the unglorified, day-to-day discipline of sitting down and putting pen to paper.
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antelope444, August 20, 2007 (view all comments by antelope444)
Was given this book by a new friend who liked my writing and wanted to encourage me to continue. Its the best. A no nonsense, roll up your sleeves and get it done book. I recomend it often, especially to people who talk a good game but rarely put pen to paper.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780877733751
Subtitle:
Freeing the Writer Within
Foreword:
Guest, Judith
Foreword:
Guest, Judith
Author:
Goldberg, Natalie
Foreword:
Guest, Judith
Publisher:
Shambhala
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Creativity
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Creative writing
Subject:
Self-realization
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 63
Publication Date:
20051206
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.4 x .6 in .6 lb

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Product details 224 pages Shambhala Publications - English 9780877733751 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This text offers encouragement and advice on many aspects of the writer's craft, from "first thoughts" to the use and misuse of adverbs, from where the best places are to write - both public and private - to developing your skills in the art of listening.
"Synopsis" by , Natalie Goldberg's word-of-mouth hit has sold well over half a million copies. Goldberg, who has conducted writing workshops for both beginners and professionals all over the United States, sees writing as a practice that helps us comprehend the value of our lives. With insight, humor, and practicality, she inspires writers and would-be writers alike to take the leap into writing creatively and well.
"Synopsis" by , A splendid combination of Zen wisdom and down-to-earth advice about writing.
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