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Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within By Natalie Goldberg

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This book gives $1.25. High Five!

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within By Natalie Goldberg

$18.95 $13.99


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.

  • Series: Shambhala Library
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Shambhala; 1 Expanded edition (March 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590307941
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590307946
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 4.4 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
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