Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg, Audiobook (Cassette) | Barnes & Noble
Writing down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

Writing down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

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by Natalie Goldberg
     
 

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With insight, humor, and practicality, Goldberg inspires writers and would-bewriters alike to take the leap into writing creatively and well. SizeA.

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With insight, humor, and practicality, Goldberg inspires writers and would-bewriters alike to take the leap into writing creatively and well. SizeA.

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School Library Journal
YA Goldberg will catch readers interested in writing with her opening confession that she was a ``goody-two-shoes all through school'' and should hold them until she pulls the last page from her typewriter, one ``Sunday night at eleven.'' Part writing guide, part Zen philosophy, and part personal diary, this book has the smooth, fast flow of a conversation with a good friend who, while struggling with her own writing, has picked up more than a few tips that she eagerly shares. Definitely not another ``how to write better themes'' or a rehash of the writing process, Goldberg's short, quirky chapters give the finer points of how to write in a restaurant and why bother to write at all. The earnest, slightly Bohemian, occasionally vulnerable voice will endear her to young writers who are looking not so much for a teacher or text as for validation that they can write and for some simple but intriguing tips to get them started. While there are the required chapters on using detail and keeping a journal, the most important thing Goldberg has to say to young people is that ``we have lived. Our moments are important. This is what it is to be a writer: to be the carrier of details that make up history. ''Carolyn Praytor Boyd, Episcopal High School, Bellaire, Tex.
From the Publisher
"The author's style is refreshingly informal.  This book is highly recommended to readers who would like to develop their ability to write, and to those who would like to know how to use writing as a Zen-like activity to help them on their personal journeys toward self-discovery."—New Age Retailer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564556684
Publisher:
Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Edition description:
6 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
4.29(w) x 7.16(h) x 1.92(d)

Meet the Author

Natalie Goldberg

Natalie Goldberg is a poet, teacher, writer, and painter. A student of Zen Buddhism for 24 years, she trained intensively with Katagiri Roshi for 12 years, and is ordained in the Order of Interbeing with Thich Nhat Hanh. Natalie Goldberg teaches writing workshops nationally based on the methods presented in Writing Down the Bones. Her other books include Wild Mind; Long Quiet Highway; Banana Rose; and Living Color.

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