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Writing Down the Bones - by Natalie Goldberg (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • The all-time best-selling writer's handbook turns 30.
  • About the Author: NATALIE GOLDBERG is the author of fourteen books, including Writing Down the Bones, which has changed the way writing is taught in this country.
  • 224 Pages
  • Self Improvement, Creativity

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About the Book



Presents advice on how to write creatively, discussing the importance of discipline and offering a series of writing exercises.



Book Synopsis



The all-time best-selling writer's handbook turns 30.

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.



Review Quotes




"The most popular writing manual of the 20th century."
--NPR

"I'm convinced that none of the writers of my acquaintance can go another day without a copy of Natalie Goldberg's magical manual Writing Down the Bones."
--Linda Weltner, The Boston Globe

"The secret of creativity, Natalie Goldberg makes clear, is to subtract rules for writing, not add them. It's a process of 'uneducation' rather than education. Proof that she knows what she's talking about is abundant in her own sentences. They flow with speed and grace and accuracy and simplicity. It looks easy to a reader, but writers know it is the hardest writing of all."
--Robert Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance



About the Author



NATALIE GOLDBERG is the author of fourteen books, including Writing Down the Bones, which has changed the way writing is taught in this country. She teaches retreats nationally and internationally. She lives in New Mexico.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)
Weight: .6 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Self Improvement
Sub-Genre: Creativity
Publisher: Shambhala
Format: Paperback
Author: Natalie Goldberg
Language: English
Street Date: February 2, 2016
TCIN: 51940476
UPC: 9781611803082
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-2925
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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