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Review: Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer's Craft

User Review  - Vaarna - Goodreads

Natalie Goldberg seems to get a lot of praise among wannabe writers. I decided to check out her book mainly, because she's so popular on blogs and articles. Unfortunately this book didn't help me much ... Read full review

Review: Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer's Craft

User Review  - Celina - Goodreads

I discovered Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones by accident one day at the library, and instantly fell in love with her willingness to share the honest truth about life as a writer. I was ... Read full review

Review: Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer's Craft

User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

I didn't enjoy this quite as much as some other writing books, but there's some useful stuff in here. Lots about the importance of writing practice, of turning up to the page, even on bad days. Some good insights into some of the frailties of being a writer, too. Read full review

Review: Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer's Craft

User Review  - Casey - Goodreads

When I picked up this book at Barnes and Noble, I really didn't have any intention of buying it. I planned to flip through it and grab one of the other books that I had chosen. As if fate knew this, I ... Read full review

Review: Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer's Craft

User Review  - Ted - Goodreads

Natalie Goldberg emphasizes writing practice from beginning to end in this book. She supplies plenty of suggestions on improving your craft without suggesting exercise after exercise. Read full review

Review: Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer's Craft

User Review  - Heather Richard - Goodreads

"Maybe it's the gap, the feeling that someone isn't listening, doesn't get it, has half heard us, that compels us to write and explain. That's why we turn around and speak to our past,as if others can ... Read full review

Review: Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer's Craft

User Review  - Lyn - Goodreads

I enjoyed how she discussed writing practice and then showed how important it was to an author's success. Its the only way to ground yourself and your writing. She encouraged writers and want to be ... Read full review

Review: Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer's Craft

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Thunder and lightning can be frightening to even the most experienced storm enthusiast. In this book, Goldberg attempts to ground us in the storm of the writing life. She is older, less infatuated, more experienced, still devoted to the spiritual practice of her lifetime. Read full review

Review: Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer's Craft

User Review  - JF Penn - Goodreads

I love Natalie Goldberg. She's a virtual mentor to me through her books and this one is a lovely deep dive into craft. She's always open and authentic in what she shares. Read full review

Review: Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer's Craft

User Review  - Erin Lyndal - Goodreads

I didn't love this nearly as much as Bones, Wild Mind, or Old Friend From Far Away, but it's hard to go wrong with Goldberg. Read full review


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