Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life (Google eBook)

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Open Road Media, Jul 26, 2011 - Reference - 250 pages
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An inspirational, practical, and often lighthearted guide on how to find time to write, how to discover your personal style, and how to make sentences come alive
Natalie Goldberg, author of the bestselling Writing Down the Bones, shares her invaluable insight into writing as a source of creative power, and the daily ins and outs of the writer’s task. Topics include balancing mundane responsibilities with a commitment to writing; knowing when to take risks as a writer and a human being; coming to terms with success, failure, and loss; and learning self-acceptance—both in life and art. Thought-provoking and practical, Wild Mind provides an abundance of suggestions for keeping the writing life vital and active, and includes more than thirty provocative “try this” exercises as jump-starters to get your pen moving. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Natalie Goldberg, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
  

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Helpful insights into writing and the writing life. - Goodreads
I hate writing and I hate to read much. - Goodreads
the best book i've read about writing so far. - Goodreads
It has many good writing exercises throughout. - Goodreads
I am not unhappy in my life without writing. - Goodreads
It gets you writing in a theraputic way. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Marty Babits - Goodreads

'Wild Mind' is a terrific book about writing and a great introduction, it was my introduction, to a lot of ideas about meditation. Goldberg gives herself a lovely kind of freedom to explore her ... Read full review

Review: Wild Mind: Living the Writer's Life

User Review  - Amalia - Goodreads

Helpful insights into writing and the writing life. I like that she shares the struggles of writing a novel after 13 years of poetry. Somehow it is a comfort knowing that it's hard even if you already ... Read full review

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A Biography of Natalie Goldberg
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About the author (2011)

Natalie Goldberg (b. 1948) is the author of ten books, including Writing Down the Bones, which has sold over one million copies and has been translated into fourteen languages. She has also written the beloved Long Quiet Highway: Waking Up in America, a memoir about her Zen teacher. For the past thirty years she has practiced Zen and taught seminars on writing as a spiritual practice. She lives in northern New Mexico.

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