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.
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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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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.
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.
by Random House,
A splendid combination of Zen wisdom and down-to-earth advice about writing.
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