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Writing Down the Bones : Freeing the Writer Within (Paperback) (Natalie Goldberg)
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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.
Number of Pages: 198
Genre: Self Improvement, Language + Art + Disciplines
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Natalie Goldberg
Street Date: February 2, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-2925
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