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Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within (Shambhala Library)

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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.

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For more than twenty years, people who thought they couldnt write have been proven wrong by Natalie Goldbergs Zen approach. The trick is to regard writing as a Zen practice. It makes sense because Zen is backed by two thousand years of studying the mind. This expanded edition includes a new preface and an interview with Natalie where she reflects on the relationship between Zen sitting practice and writing, the importance of place, and the power of memory.

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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ISBN:
9781590307946
Author:
Goldberg, Natalie
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Author:
Goldberg, Natalie
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Creativity
Subject:
Reference/Writing
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Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Shambhala Library
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.00x4.58x.93 in. .68 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , For more than twenty years, people who thought they couldnt write have been proven wrong by Natalie Goldbergs Zen approach. The trick is to regard writing as a Zen practice. It makes sense because Zen is backed by two thousand years of studying the mind. This expanded edition includes a new preface and an interview with Natalie where she reflects on the relationship between Zen sitting practice and writing, the importance of place, and the power of memory.
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